A group of Taliban fighters who have been waging armed violence in Afghanistan for a long time is said to be ready to hold talks with the Afghan government.
Taliban spokesman Suhail Sahina said the Taliban were ready to hold talks with the Afghan government this week if their captives were released.
He was quoted by Tolo Television in Afghanistan as saying that the government was ready to hold talks with the Taliban if the government released them.
The Taliban has said it will lead the first round of talks with the Afghan government, led by Abbas Stanikza, a key ally in previous talks. Abbas is also a Taliban supporter of previous talks with the United States.
Earlier, Afghanistan’s Loya Jirga approved a government proposal to release 400 Taliban prisoners from government jails in Afghanistan.
With the government’s decision, the Taliban in Afghanistan has agreed to hold talks with the government. A few months ago, the Afghan government and the Taliban agreed to hold talks.
A few months ago, the United States, Afghanistan and the Taliban held tripartite talks in Doha, the capital of Qatar.
The Taliban are said to be ready to negotiate with the Afghan government as the Afghan government has released its captives.