Foreign Intervention; Four Countries Vow to Speed up Prisoners Swap

KABUL (MEP) — Representatives from four countries, the United States, Russia, China and Pakistan, in an interfering action called for the acceleration of the exchange of prisoners between Afghan government and Taliban.

Russia, China, the United States and Pakistan held video consultations on Afghanistan on Wednesday to agree to do their utmost to accelerate the exchange of prisoners of war between Kabul and the movement Taliban and to promote intra-Afghan talks, Russia’s special representative for Afghanistan, Zamir Kabulov, told TASS.

“The main result is we will do our utmost together to speed up the exchange of prisoners of war between Kabul and the Taliban and to promote intra-Afghan talks,” Kabulov said. “The exchange process is on. It is slower than we would like it to be, but it is continuing and now the need has emerged to hold a preliminary discussion of further steps.”

However, after Eid al-Fitr, the government has resumed the process of releasing Taliban prisoners, and a five-member Taliban delegation is in Kabul to check out the process.

The Afghan government says 2,700 Taliban prisoners have been released from country’s prisons so far.

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