The agreement, officially titled « The Agreement for Peace in Afghanistan, » does not end beyond three pages and is written in three languages; Dari, Pashtu and English. It consists of two parts; The Taliban agree that « Afghan soil is not used against the security of the United States and its allies » and the United States accepts the withdrawal of all foreign troops from Afghanistan. The signing of the agreement was achieved by a seven-day « reduction of violence, » a term used instead of a « ceasefire, » a term the Taliban rejected, in part because a « ceasefire » suggested an end to hostilities to which the Taliban were unwilling to engage. Afghan peace talks: the woman who negotiated with the Taliban, but the Taliban have their own leadership problems. The team negotiating the Doha peace agreement does not necessarily argue in favour of Taliban commanders on the ground, who may not be ready or able to give up the fight and lay down their arms. This leaves room for continued struggle, even after an agreement in Kabul. On February 27, 2018, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani proposed unconditional peace talks with the Taliban following an upsurge in violence, which offered them recognition as a legal political party and the release of Taliban prisoners. The offer was the most advantageous for the Taliban since the beginning of the war. It was preceded by several months of national consensus, which revealed that Afghans overwhelmingly supported the end of the war. [61] [62] Two days earlier, the Taliban had called for talks with the United States and said, « America and its allies must now see that the issue of Afghanistan cannot be resolved militarily.

America must now focus on a peaceful strategy for Afghanistan rather than war. [63] On March 27, 2018, a 20-country conference in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, supported the Afghan government`s offer of peace to the Taliban. [64] However, the Taliban did not respond publicly to Ghani`s offer. [Citation required] In concrete terms, the agreement stipulates that the United States and the coalition armed forces will withdraw all military personnel within 14 months of signing the agreement, including military and « non-diplomatic civilian personnel, private security companies, instructors, advisors and support personnel. » The agreement also provides that U.S. forces in Afghanistan will be reduced to 8,600 troops within the first 135 days of signing the agreement and that the United States and the coalition will withdraw all armed forces from five military bases, also within the first 135 days of signing the agreement. In addition, in accordance with the agreement, the United States and coalition forces must evacuate all military bases and withdraw military personnel remaining within nine and a half months of the signing of the agreement, i.e. until mid-November 2020. This total reduction of the U.S. armed forces and coalition depends on the Taliban doing their best by not allowing « Afghan soil to be used against the security of the United States and its allies. » In July 2018, U.S.

officials secretly met with the Taliban at Qatar`s political office. [73] In September 2018, Mr. Trump appointed Zalmay Khalilzad as special adviser for Afghanistan to the U.S. State Department with the stated goal of facilitating an intra-Afghan political peace process. [74] Khalilzad held further discussions between the United States and the Taliban in Qatar in October 2018. [75] In November 2018, Russia organized a separate peace speech between the Taliban and officials of the Afghan High Peace Council. [76] Talks in Qatar resumed in December 2018[77] although the Taliban refused to invite the Afghan government[78] because they considered a puppet government of the United States. [79] The Taliban spoke to Afghans, including former President Hamid Karzai, who was detained in a Moscow hotel in February 2019. [21] At the same time, experts say that the Taliban are stronger today than at any time in the past 18 years.