Qatar Amir wishes 'Afghan brothers' success in efforts to bring peace

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Qatar Amir wishes 'Afghan brothers' success in efforts to bring peace

His Highness the Amir of the State of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani on Sunday expressed his hope that the peace talks between the Taliban and the Afghan government negotiators being held in Doha would meet success.

"We welcome all delegations participating in the Afghan peace negotiations in Doha, and we wish the Afghan brothers success in their efforts to bring peace and stability to their country after decades of conflict. This dialogue represents an important historical opportunity that the Afghan people have always been waiting for to achieve their aspirations for national unity, development and prosperity," HH the Amir said on Twitter on Sunday.

The first-ever peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban began in Qatar on Saturday.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called the talks a "truly momentous" breakthrough, while the head of Afghanistan's peace council called it an "exceptional opportunity for peace".

 

These talks follow a US-Taliban security deal reached in February.

Afghanistan has seen four decades of conflict, with tens of thousands of civilians killed.

The two sides are aiming for political reconciliation and an end to decades of violence, which began with the 1979 Soviet invasion.

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