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Afghan Peace Process

The Afghan Peace Process refers to both the recommendations and negotiations in an offer to end the ongoing war in Afghanistan. Albeit sporadic endeavors have occurred since the war started in 2001, negotiations and the peace movement strengthened in 2018 in the midst of talks between the Taliban, which is the primary guerilla gathering battling against the Afghan government and American troops and the United States, of which 20,000 warriors keep up a nearness inside the nation to help the Afghan government. A large portion of the talks have occurred in Doha, the capital of Qatar.

Negotiations had long been advocated by the former Afghan President, Hamid Karzai, as well as the British and Pakistani governments, but was resisted by the American government. Karzai offered peace talks with the Taliban in September 2007, but this was swiftly rejected by the insurgent group citing the presence of foreign troops. On September 18, 2019, the Taliban stated that their “doors are open” should US President Donald Trump want to resume peace talks in the future.

The core issues of a potential Afghan Peace Process agreement is the freedom of speech, education and women’s rights that is practised in Afghanistan under its constitution. Under the Taliban’s rule, such rights were opposed. Khalilzad, as well as President Ghani, CEO Abdullah Abdullah and other senior Afghan officials, have called protecting these rights as being highly important and that they should not be sacrificed in a peace agreement.