Long-awaited, historic Afghan peace talks set to formally open in Qatar
- The opening ceremony for historic, face-to-face peace negotiations between the Afghan government and the Taliban militant group is set to hold on Saturday in the Qatari capital, Doha.
After nearly two decades of fighting, senior Taliban leaders and a high-ranking government delegation are set to meet in the city’s Sheraton Hotel.
- The ceremony is expected to be attended by the chairperson of Afghanistan’s High Council for National Reconciliation, Abdullah Abdullah, as well as U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
Pompeo has described the talks as “Afghanistan’s best chance at ending 40 years of war and bloodshed.”
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