Full Text Of Us-Taliban Peace Agreement


On 31 March 2020, the UN Security Council called on all parties to the conflict to declare a ceasefire so that the peace process could continue. [128] [129] On 1 April 2020, it was reported that both the Taliban and the Afghan government had held personal talks the previous day, contrary to previous videoconference interviews in Kabul, and that they were being monitored by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). [130] However, the Afghan office of the National Security Council stated that the only progress made to date was “technical,” and Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid went on to say, “There will be no political discussions there.” [130] Apart from the talks, tensions also erupted between the Afghan government and the Taliban when the Afghan authorities blamed the Taliban for an explosion on 1 April 2020, which killed several children in Helmand. [130] On the second day of the trial, it was agreed that on 2 April 2020, up to 100 Taliban prisoners would be released in exchange for 20 Afghan soldiers[131] After more than 18 years of war in Afghanistan, the United States and the Taliban agreed on the most intense efforts by both sides to end the war. The agreement focuses on the significant withdrawal of U.S. troops and the Taliban`s assurances that the country will not become a safe haven for terrorists. A delegation of Taliban officials and senior Afghan politicians met in Moscow in February and May 2019 for peace talks. [82] [83] Reuters reported that “Russian officials, religious leaders and elders have called for a ceasefire.” [84] Ideological differences have created problems, especially human rights. The 2004 Afghan Constitution protects women`s rights, such as language and education, as well as freedom of the press, including freedom of expression,[20] both oppressed under the Taliban regime in Afghanistan. Khalilzad, Ghani, Abdullah and several other senior Afghan officials all said that these rights should be protected[21] [22] [23] and not sacrificed in a peace agreement. [24] Afghanistan`s first lady, Rula Ghani, is committed to protecting women`s rights.

[25] Afghan journalists have called for the press to be protected in all possible peace agreements. [26] Intra-Afghanistan negotiations did not begin as planned on 10 March 2020. But that day, Ghani signed a decree ordering the Afghan government to begin releasing 1,500 Taliban prisoners on March 14, if they agreed to sign pledges guaranteeing that they would not return to combat[115] If they did not sign the pledges, the decree would not enter into force. [115] On the same day, the United States

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