The Taliban ruling council has agreed for a temporary ceasefire in Afghanistan. The U.S. had earlier asked an end to aggressions for any peace agreement.
In Afghanistan, the Taliban’s ruling council decided to observe a short-term ceasefire. As to when the said ceasefire would commence, there is no absolute answer but a window of ten days is open for the truce.
The U.S. needs that any deal that will be signed should have a promise that the territory of Afghanistan will not be used as a base for terror activities. The U.S. had demanded a ceasefire prior to any peace agreement, and with the Taliban ruling council agreeing to the ceasefire, there will be a window of opportunity to sign a deal with the U.S.
The talks between the negotiating teams were called off when a U.S. soldier lost his life in violence. The talks resumed after President Trump on a surprise visit to Afghanistan in November announced that the Taliban were ready to talk and reduce aggression and violence.
One of the critical elements of the agreement to be signed is that there be direct negotiations with Afghans on both sides. The programme involves issues like women’s rights, constitution, terms of ceasefire between Afghanistan’s National Security Forces, and the Taliban. The deal in question will end America’s eighteen long years of engagement in Afghanistan and bring back its troops from the country.