11 Apr

Stressing that the normalization of relations between Israel and the UAE is in the interest of both peoples and contributes to the cause of peace in the Middle East and the world, establishing peace, diplomatic and friendly relations, cooperation and the full normalization of relations between them and their peoples, in accordance with this Treaty, and charting together a new path to exploit the immense potential of their countries and the region; If a peace agreement were to be reached, it would be the first time in generations that a new form of Afghan government would not be established in place of a weapon: the current model was launched by the American invasion that toppled the Taliban`s hard-line Islamic regime in 2001, and any previous one, dating back to the Soviet invasion in 1979, was set on fire by a coup. – collapse or conquest. On March 27, 2020, the Afghan government announced the creation of a 21-member negotiating team for peace talks. However, on March 29, the Taliban rejected the team on the grounds that “we will only be sitting in talks with a negotiating team that is consistent with our agreements and built up according to established principles.” [122] On 31 March 2020, a three-member Taliban delegation arrived in Kabul to discuss the release of the prisoners. [123] They are the first Taliban representatives to visit Kabul since 2001. [123] The Afghan government had also agreed to conduct the talks at Bagram prison. [123] However, on the same day, the Afghan government announced that the Taliban`s refusal to accept a new ceasefire and the Taliban delegation`s refusal to appear in prison on the scheduled date had both led to the postponement of the prisoner exchange. [125] [126] [127] After the arrival of the Taliban delegation, a senior Afghan government official told the Reuters news agency that “the release of the prisoners could take place in a few days, if all goes according to plan.” [124] On February 29, 2020, the United States and the Taliban signed a peace agreement in Doha, Qatar, officially titled the “Afghanistan Peace Agreement.” [95] The provisions of the agreement include the withdrawal of all U.S. and NATO troops from Afghanistan, a Taliban promise to prevent Al Qaeda from operating in as-controlled areas and talks between the Taliban and the Afghan government.

[96] The United States has agreed to reduce its initial level from 13,000 to 8,600 by July 2020, followed by a total withdrawal within 14 months if the Taliban meet their commitments. [7] The United States also committed to closing five military bases within 135 days[97] and announced its intention to end economic sanctions against the Taliban by August 27, 2020. [98] reaffirming their common belief that peacemaking and full normalization among them can help transform the Middle East by stimulating economic growth, fostering technological innovation and building closer ties between citizens; In addition, the parties express their common interest in establishing and developing mutually beneficial cooperation in the area of exploration and use of space for peaceful purposes, in a manner consistent with national legislation and the international obligations of each party.