Apr 06, 2019
CAPS Attends Roundtable Discussion on Qatar’s Role in the Afghan Peace Process
On 31st March 2019, Hekmatullah Azamy, Deputy Director of the Center for Conflict and Peace Studies (CAPS) and Mustafa Hotaki, research analyst participated in a roundtable discussion on Qatar’s role in the Afghan peace process. Hosted by Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS), prominent scholars, journalists, women and peace activists participated in the event.
Mr Azamy shared the panel with Mujib Mashal, New York Times senior correspondent for Afghanistan & South Asia, Danish Karokhel, Director & Editor-in-Chief of Pajhwok Afghan News and Mariam Wardak, Peace Activist. Mr Azamy talked about how and why Qatar was picked as the venue for the Taliban political and its role in the peace process thus far. He also discussed the relationship between the Taliban Qatar office and other countries including Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates (UAE). Finally, Mr Azamy elaborated on the recent meetings between Taliban and US in Qatar, the upcoming intra-Afghan dialogue tentative scheduled for mid-April and how the Afghan government sees them.