Afghan and Taliban contact groups held a meeting in Doha to discuss and finalize procedural rules for the main agenda of the peace negotiations.

Nader Nadery, member and spokesman of the Afghan Peace delegation tweeted yesterday, “Contact groups of both delegations held a meeting today and discussed to finalize Rules and Procedure. The meeting lasted almost 4 hrs. These discussions will continue moving forward.”

Meanwhile, Mohammad Naeem, a spokesman for the Taliban’s political office, also wrote on his twitter that contact groups would continue meetings until the remaining issues were resolved.

There are still differences of opinion between the contact groups on two key issues.

Some sources in Doha say that the Taliban prefer the presentation of Hanafi jurisprudence as a basis and rejects Jafari’s jurisprudence, as well as the Taliban’s insistence on holding Intra-Afghan talks within the framework of the US-Taliban agreement, which are some of the issues that have not been resolved yet.

So far, the contact groups have agreed upon 18 issues.

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