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Taliban Team to Visit Kabul for talks on prisoners

Taliban Team to Visit Kabul for Talks on Prisoners

KABUL – A 15-member negotiating envoy led by Nooruddin Turabi, head of prisoners commission of the Taliban, has been set to visit Kabul on Saturday.
According to sources close to the Taliban, the envoy will enter Kabul with the help of the Red Crescent and will negotiate with the government regarding the release of its prisoners.
Sayed Akbar Agha, Taliban’s former member, has said that the envoy will only talk about the releases.
It is said that the envoy, will be aided by 10 Taliban prisoners from the Bagram and 5 from the Pol-e Charkhi, to conduct the identification and handover process.
The Afghan government says that it will be guaranteed that the released Taliban do not return to battlefields.
Jawid Faisal, the spokesperson of the National Security Council, has said, “The envoy will be asked for assurances so that their prisoners do not get back to war.”
It is noteworthy that the government-Taliban focal points, in their second VTC meeting, agreed for the release – the government is releasing one hundred Taliban prisoners by March 31st.
(Sahar News)

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