- NATO envoy confer on peace, support to Afghan forces
- The White House said that the US President Joe Biden is committed to bring the Afghan conflict to a responsible end and consult troop withdrawal with the US partners around the world.
- After European Union (EU), the UK Embassy to Kabul has pushed for the urgent need and establishment of the High Council of National Reconciliation (HCNR), citing it vital to provide directions for the Afghan peace negotiations.
- The Afghan negotiating sides in Doha have agreed in principle on the procedural rules for intra-Afghan talks following nearly three months of controversies holding back progress.
- The project, once producing thousands of tons of crops, was launched by the Soviet Union in 1967 during the leadership of King Mohammad Zahir Shah but ceased operating after the civil war broke out in Afghanistan during the 1990’s.
- Project also known as Band Sardeh Project, the country’s major agricultural scheme in southern Ghazni province, is one of the many other infrastructural facilities affected by conflicts while most parts of the land it covered are grabbed by strongmen and local people.
- The US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad has extolled the recent agreement between Afghanistan and Pakistan on a shared vision for bilateral relations and regional stability.
- Reports suggest progress is made on the procedural issues obstructing the intra-Afghan talks in Doha for more than two months.
- 31 March 2021
KABUL: During the Heart of Asia-Istanbul Process Ministerial summit in Dushanbe, the capital of Tajikistan, S Jaishankar, India’s External Affairs Minister, on Tuesday emphasized the importance of a “double peace” – peace within Afghanistan and peace around the world.
- 30 March 2021
KABUL: Former Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Monday underlined that the May 1 deadline for all U.S. troops withdrawal from Afghanistan is “not a deadline that could have ever been achieved.”
- 28 March 2021
KABUL: U.S. envoy for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad has left for Turkey days before the Istanbul Summit on Afghan peace.
- 27 March 2021
KABUL: The U.S. intelligence agencies have warned the Biden administration against U.S. troops withdrawal before negotiating a power-sharing agreement between the warring parties in Afghanistan, saying the Taliban could overrun most of Afghanistan in two to three years.
- 27 March 2021
KABUL: Germany has extended its troop presence in Afghanistan beyond the May 1 deadline set by the U.S. last year with the Taliban for the withdrawal of foreign forces.
- 24 March 2021
KABUL: U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd J. Austin commended Pakistan’s assistance and role in bringing peace to Afghanistan on Monday.
- 21 March 2021
KABUL: According to U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, US President Joe Biden has not yet made a final decision on the U.S. troops’ withdrawal from Afghanistan.
- 18 March 2021
KABUL: Delays in talks on resolving the Afghan issue are unacceptable amid the deteriorating situation in the country, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said at the inauguration of a conference on Afghanistan in Moscow on Thursday.
- 16 March 2021
KABUL: The US Department of State has announced that Zalmay Khalilzad, the US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation, will attend the forthcoming Moscow conference at the end of this week.
- 16 March 2021
KABUL: Pakistan and Iran have held high-level talks to figure out how could they work together to move the fragile Afghan peace process forward and develop a shared strategy for the forthcoming Afghan peace conference in Moscow.