Afghan government officials and Taliban delegations are meeting in Doha to discuss the escalating violence in Afghanistan.
The two groups have been meeting for months in Qatari capital but talks have been disrupted as several forces have joined forces with foreign nationals on their way out of Afghanistan.
Government officials have a number of responsibilities, including former president Abdullah Abdullah. Its purpose is to help the negotiating team and the government to speed up the suspended negotiations.
“During his visit, Abdullah Abdullah will discuss important and important issues with the Taliban delegation,” Fraidoon Kwazoon, Afghan government spokesman, told Al Jazeera.
“The solution to the conflict in Afghanistan is in the negotiations, and peace can be achieved through negotiations,” he said.
For his part, Taliban spokesman Mohammad Naeem said the group had “repeatedly confirmed its readiness to negotiate and negotiate”, adding that the problems “could be resolved through negotiations”.
“But the Afghan government must also show the same commitment,” Naeem said.
“They need to show courage and determination in the negotiations to address these issues.”
Osama Bin Javaid of Al Jazeera, explaining the location of the talks in Doha, said the recent talks are an attempt to bring the two sides together.
“Both sides say dialogue is the only way forward and they believe Afghanistan’s peaceful solution can come from the table – but the actions on the ground speak a different language,” he said.
“There seems to be no way out, there is no real progress. “Afghanistan insists that there should be a ceasefire before real dialogue is underway, and the Taliban insists they want their own Sharia, they want a government that is adequate and includes all parts of Afghanistan,” he said.
Bin Javaid said special envoys from Europe, the United States and the United Nations had also been present at the talks “trying to see if they could work for peace in Afghanistan” after months of serious disagreements.
“There is no hope that there will be a real solution to this meeting, but it is something you have to go through,” he said.
The Taliban have made money in the final stages of the departure of the US and other foreign troops from Afghanistan to establish several lightning strikes across the country.
Afghan troops met on Friday with Taliban freedom fighters in Spin Boldak as they set out to rehabilitate Pakistan’s southern border.
The route is one of the major trade and transportation routes between Afghanistan and Pakistan, and is an important means of obtaining government-sponsored government support in Kabul.
The war on the southern border has been followed by weeks of fighting in Afghanistan, with the Taliban pressuring a number of criminals and crossing several counts strangely.
The group in recent weeks has rescued borders along with Iran, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan and strengthened its strength north.
Charlotte Bellis of Al Jazeera, who spoke from Kabul, said the armed group now controls more than 50% of the country and that their understanding is getting closer to the “capital”.
At the time of the fighting in Afghanistan, a war of words was raging between Kabul and Islamabad after a vice-president of Afghanistan criticized Pakistani troops for providing “close aid to Taliban elsewhere”.
Pakistan has vehemently denied this, with the Foreign Ministry saying the country has “taken the necessary measures to protect our troops and its people”.
Islamabad convened a meeting of regional leaders to address the ongoing violence.
Instead, it announced that it would postpone the rally until the upcoming Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha, paving the way for the gathering in Doha.
The southern border of Afghanistan has been marked by close ties with its eastern neighbors.
Foreign troops have been in Afghanistan for nearly 20 years following a US-led insurgency following the September 11, 2001 protests.
It has not really come out in recent months, but fears are mounting that Afghan forces will be disrupted without the necessary support.
The speed and intensity of the Taliban threats surprise many, with experts saying they seem to be forcing the government to negotiate according to the group’s demands or not to be completely defeated in the war.
Russia’s foreign minister said on Friday that US missions in Afghanistan had “failed”.