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Doha-Treffen: Gewalt in Afghanistan soll reduziert werden

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dpa/ORF, 9 July 2019

In this summary of the intra-Afghan Doha ‘peace conference’ and its joinr final statement (in German), there is a first reaction by AAN’s Thomas Ruttig:

Der Afghanistan-Experte Thomas Ruttig von der Denkfabrik Afghanistan Analysts Network wies darauf hin, dass es sich bei der Dialogkonferenz um keine formellen Verhandlungen gehandelt habe. Das Ergebnis sei daher „wohl kaum“ bindend, sondern eher als Absichtserklärung zu werten, an der die Unterzeichner – darunter die Taliban – in der Öffentlichkeit gemessen werden könnten.

[Afghanistan expert Thomas Ruttig of Afghanistan Analysts Network thinktank pointed out that the dialogue conference did not constitute formal negotiations. The results [as per the final declaration] therefore would be “hardly binding” but is rather a declaration of intent to which, however, signatories – including the Taleban – can be publicly held to account.]

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