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Afghanistan's government meets the Taliban for the first time | Inside Story

Al Jazeera, 13 Sep 2020
Negotiators from the highest level are sitting in the same room following dozens of rounds of negotiations, prisoner exchanges and a ceasefire against U.S. forces.
Among the main challenges are the establishment of a mutual and long-lasting ceasefire and the integration of the Taliban into the government of Afghanistan.
There are also contesting ideologies between the pro-Western government and the Taliban which still envisions a strict Islamic system for Afghanistan.

Presenter: Hashem Ahelbarra


Omar Samad, Senior Fellow of Atlantic Council & former Afghan Ambassador to France and Canada

Mushtaq Rahim, Founding member of Afghanistan Affairs Unit (an Afghan think tank) & former member of the High Peace Council

Sultan Barakat, director of the Center for Conflict and Humanitarian Studies - Doha Institute

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