The peace process in Afghanistan – rivals to share the power of President Ashraf Ghani and his opponent Abdullah Abdullah to agree to the months-long dispute. The new government is to promote peace with the Taliban.Tobias Matern0 KommentareDie power-sharing brings hope for peace: Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani.Photo: Keystone

After months of standstill in the Afghan peace process. President Ashraf Ghani and his rival Abdullah Abdullah agreed on Sunday in Kabul to settle disputes. Abdullah will head the Committee, the peace is to hold talks with the Taliban. After the announcement of the results of the presidential election in February, the loser, Abdullah had not accepted the result and in a parallel ceremony, just like Ghani, as President, swear can.

The table-cloth between the two men, who had listened in the last term after a tough diplomatic Intervention of the United States of a national unity government, was considered as a cut. Now, this is the unit of government to meet with new roles. As the Afghan news station Tolonews reported, to Abdullah’s camp to occupy half of the Cabinet posts.

. The agreement, nourishes the hope to bring the stalled process to end the nearly 20 years of ongoing war. Ghani and Abdullah “are closely cooperating with each other and work together,” said Ghani’s spokesman Sediq Sediqqi – a phrase that was a few days ago as unrealistic. The government will now hope for a breakthrough in the peace process, said Sediqqi.

The independent observer Ahmed Rashid said that the agreement marked “a step forward, but we need to wait and see whether it holds and not collapsing before the work is taken up”. Ghani in his Efforts, the political rivals re-engage in the government and the peace process with the Taliban to entrust a Venture: As a former member of the Mujahedin Abdullah, against the Taliban diametrically opposed – the two groups are considered to be extremely hostile.

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Abdullah was a close Confidant of the Mujahedin leader Ahmad Shah Massoud, two days before the attacks of September 11. September 2001 two Al-Qaeda suicide bombers was murdered. The Taliban were allied with al-Qaeda, which was granted, to invade their leader Osama Bin Laden protection – the Central reason for the US in Afghanistan. For many Afghans, the agreement between Ghani and Abdullah means, at least a little hope for an end to the war in their country.

The United States had to point at the end of February in Doha with the Taliban on a step, conditional withdrawal from Afghanistan, agreed. Accordingly, the Western troops are to leave by the end of April 2021 Afghanistan. The Taliban want to reconcile the return with the government, and the warranty issue, that of Afghan territory in the future, no terrorist danger to go out more. The Taliban had enforced, that the government remained excluded Ghani of the peace talks in Doha.

With your bilateral with the USA agreement, you have the price for the intra-Afghan peace in trade. Because the government of Ghani must now negotiate under time pressure, a peace. Many observers in Kabul that U.S. President Donald Trump wants to comply with in an election year, not necessarily his promise to bring American troops home from Afghanistan, regardless of the state of the intra-Afghan peace talks.

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