The Afghan Taliban bargains for conclusion of a peace agreement with the United States by the end of January, Suhail Shaheen, the Taliban movement representative in Doha (Qatar) informed the Dawn Pakistani newspaper.
“Negotiations are continuing, but there is already a draft agreement. As for the terms of the agreement, there is nothing to discuss, it remains only to set a date for signing the peace agreement, but this is a matter of several days,” said he.
“We are set optimistically. We may be able to sign an agreement at the latest to the end of this month,” added Mr. Shaheen.
He noted that in the days of pre-signing the agreement with the United States, representatives of the movement agreed to reduce military activity. The goal of this step, according to his words, is to create a safe environment for the withdrawal of foreign troops from Afghanistan.
Mr. Shaheen reminded that three meetings were held within the framework of the talks, and the fourth meeting may take place on Saturday.
Meanwhile, Executive Office of the President of Afghanistan informed that they were not aware of any agreement between the Afghan Taliban and Washington, noting that before the signing of the agreement and its entering into force, there must be taken steps to build confidence.