Afghan Republic’s talks team meets with leaders of world Muslim union

Members of the Afghan Republic’s religious delegation of the peace talks team on Sunday met with leaders of the International Union of Muslim Scholars in Doha to discuss the peace process.

IUMS President Ahmed al-Raissouni was also in attendance.

In a series of tweets by the Afghan Republic’s negotiating team, the body said the leadership of the IUMS leaders said that the current war in Afghanistan lacks religious legitimacy; and therefore, it is necessary to seek a political solution to end the war.

They also said that in the current situation, the provision of immediate ceasefire is a religious obligation and that the parties to the negotiations should agree to this as soon as possible.

In addition, they said the reason for the ongoing war in Afghanistan was based on “political differences” and that the role of Afghanistan’s neighbors in the peace process is fundamental.

The IUMS leaders also called on both peace talks teams to accelerate the pace of the peace negotiation process.

This comes after recent reports emerged of the talks having stalled. However, the Afghan peace talks team is still in Doha and said on Sunday in a virtual press conference that they hope the Taliban return to the negotiating table as soon as possible.