The Afghan Government and Taliban seek to stabilize Afghanistan after the Expected US withdrawal
The Monday dialogue marks the first time the Afghan government officials have participated in the direct talks with the Taliban.
It is a step towards the continuance of talks between Taliban and the peace delegates for the future of Afghanistan.
The talks aim for negotiations between the two Afghan factions to take forward Afghanistan’s political destiny after the expected US military withdrawal.
In the process of framing a tableau of a new Afghanistan since the movement was toppled 18 years ago, there were stories of personal loss and grievances.
As the ice melted between the two sides, Sultan Barakat stated “It is important to give all sides the opportunity to see how things have changed over the past 18 years, Eighteen years is not a short time, but war tends to trap people into imperceptions.”
Besides the government the adherence of positive attitude towards women education and work seemed to be the prime focus of the talks.
While the talks were going on, in Ghazni another round of Afghan Carnage took place with Taliban claiming responsibility.
Both the sides have suffered whether it is due to the atrocities of Taliban or of the US in Afghanistan.
Both sides deem each other as puppets of some external power. While Taliban states Afghan government as a US puppet, the Afghan government deems Taliban to be under the influence of neighbouring Pakistan.
Sunday’s session was a respectful one though sometimes the pressure mounted on both sides.
Both the sides seemed to address each other’s loss.
Nader Nadery, the chairman of the Afghan civil service commission “I have the courage to forgive, as I know your members have suffered, too.”
“The pain from all sides, whether it is the night raids or the bombings, that is why we are here,” Suhail Shaheen, a member of the Taliban delegation, said in an interview. “All sides have pain. The end of that pain is in ending the occupation.”