Last week meetings of the negotiating team of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

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In a series of meetings, last week, the head and a number of members of the negotiating team of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan met with Qatar's National Security Adviser, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation, and Hafiz Mohammed Al Ajmi, Ambassador of Kuwait in Doha. 
Mohammad Masoom Stanekzai, Head of the Negotiating Team of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, accompanied by the State Minister for Peace, Sayed Sadat Mansoor Naderi, and four other members of the negotiating team and the Afghan Ambassador to Doha, met with Mohammed bin Ahmed al-Misnad, Qatar's National Security Advisor.
In this meeting, Qatar's National Security Adviser said that the Qatari government's goal to host negotiations is to bring peace and stability in Afghanistan. He also expressed readiness to cooperate in effectively advancing the Afghanistan peace negotiations.
Emphasizing Qatar's principle of neutrality during the negotiations, Mr. Mohammed bin Ahmed al-Misnad said that the Qatari government would not comment on the issues raised during the negotiations and would support the continuation of the process.
Expressing gratitude for the hosting of the Afghanistan peace negotiations by the Qatar government, Mohammad Masoom Stanekzai, head of the negotiation team of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan said that: “We have come to Qatar with a serious commitment and will to advance the negotiations, and we will continue this process with patience.”
Mr. Stanekzai added that the people of Afghanistan expect the Qatar government to cooperate during the process in order to maintain energy and a positive atmosphere in the negotiations.
Also, while Mohammad Masoom Stanekzai, Head of the Negotiating Team of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, was accompanied by the State Minister for Peace and three other members of the negotiating team and the Ambassador of Afghanistan in Doha, met with Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Qatar in Amiri Diwan.
Referring to the external aspects of the Afghanistan war, Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani said that Qatar is committed to non-interference in the Afghanistan peace negotiations and will cooperate for the continuation of the process.
The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Qatar also said that they are fully committed to the implementation of the agreements and to the reconstruction and economic development. The efforts for establishment of an airway from Qatar to Afghanistan is considered as an opportunity for economic development for both sides. 
While appreciating the Qatari government's hosting, Mohammad Masoom Stanekzai said that the delegation of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan has a serious commitment and will to advance the negotiations and will work with patience and prudence to continue the process.
The head of the negotiating team of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan stressed the effective role of the Qatari government in accelerating the process and also increasing coordination to advance the peace process, saying that: "We welcome any action that contributes to the success of the negotiation process."
In continuation to the series of official meetings of the Negotiating Team of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, the Head of the Negotiating Team, Special Representative of the President for Peace Affairs and five members of the delegation met with Zalmay Khalilzad, U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation. The U.S. Special Representative was accompanied by Lisa Kurtz, Deputy Secretary of the US National Security Council, and Ms. Maali Fei, US Ambassador to Qatar.
The meeting focused on the United States' commitment to the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and the need for a comprehensive ceasefire in Afghanistan. The head of the negotiating team of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, emphasizing the firm will and independence of Afghans to achieve peace, called the support of regional countries and the world important for advancing the negotiation process.
On the other hand, Mohammad Masoom Stanekzai, Head of the Negotiating Team of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan met with Hafiz Mohammed Al Ajmi, Ambassador of Kuwait to Qatar, and expressed his condolences on the death of the Emir of Kuwait, the late Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.
Afghanistan peace negotiations were also discussed during the meeting. The ambassador of Kuwait praised the ongoing peace efforts and said that Muslims need to adapt to the current realities of human society in the 21st century. He supported the position of the negotiating team of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan for ensuring peace and security in Afghanistan.