According to the Doha meeting on Afghanistan, the Taliban will not gain legitimacy if they arrive by force

New Delhi: The final outcome paper of the Doha conference on Afghanistan has conveyed a message to the Taliban that it would not gain legitimacy if it arrives by force, and has urged on both the Afghan government and the Taliban to hasten the peace process.

“Participants emphasized that they will not recognize any government in Afghanistan imposed by the use of military force,” according to the 9-point Chairman statement made following the series of sessions.

On Tuesday, China, Uzbekistan, the United States, Pakistan, the United Kingdom, Qatar, the United Nations, and the European Union met in Doha, and on Thursday, Germany, India, Norway, Qatar, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, the United States, and the United Nations met to discuss the ongoing situation in Afghanistan.

The Troika Plus summit, which included the United States, Russia, and China, as well as Pakistan, took place on Wednesday. According to the resulting paper, participants agreed that the “peace process” should be “expedited as a matter of extreme urgency” based on negotiations of “specific offers” from both sides—the Afghan republic and the Taliban.

The major document urged a “political settlement and full ceasefire as soon as possible.” The political solution should not undermine previous advances, such as women’s and minorities’ rights, as well as “a pledge not to allow any persons or groups to use Afghan soil to endanger the security of other nations.”

According to security sources, terror camps from Pakistan have relocated into Afghanistan in areas occupied by the Taliban. The Afghan government claims that 10,000 foreign terrorist militants from 20 different organizations, including Al-Qaeda, Lashkar-e-Taiba, TTP, IMU, ETIM, and ISIL, have entered the country and are fighting with the Taliban.

Participants expressed “grave concerns” during the meetings about reports of “continued violence, large numbers of civilian casualties and extra-judicial killings, widespread and credible allegations of human rights violations, all attacks (ground and air) against provincial capitals and cities, and the destruction of physical infrastructure” from Afghanistan.

Despite the Taliban’s tremendous territorial advances, provincial capital after provincial capital has fallen, resulting in a humanitarian disaster. Heartbreaking images of women and children being killed have emerged in some areas.

In an upbeat note, the paper stated that “participants have committed to assisting in the reconstruction of Afghanistan once a viable political settlement has been found following good faith negotiations between the two sides.”

Despite the Taliban’s tremendous territorial advances, provincial capital after provincial capital has fallen, resulting in a humanitarian disaster. Heartbreaking images of women and children being killed have emerged in some areas.

In an upbeat note, the paper stated that “participants have committed to assisting in the reconstruction of Afghanistan once a viable political settlement has been found following good faith negotiations between the two sides.”

As the situation in Afghanistan worsens, global diplomatic discussions are underway. Earlier this month, India hosted a meeting on Afghanistan as the President of the United Nations Security Council. A number of governments have repeated that the Taliban will not gain legitimacy if they use force.

.The US-Europe communique, a C5+1 statement – Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, embassies represented in Kabul, including Australia, Canada, the Czech Republic, Denmark, the EU delegation, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Korea, the Netherlands, NATO, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom – have issued similar statements expressing concern about the situation.

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