Taliban negotiator Abbas Stanikzai,(fifth from the right) with his delegation at the opening of peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban in Doha, Qatar, Sept.12, 2020. AP
Afghan government negotiators in Qatar have offered the Taliban a power-sharing deal in return for an end to fighting in the country, a government negotiating source told AFP on Thursday.
"Yes, the government has submitted a proposal to Qatar as mediator. The proposal allows the Taliban to share power in return for a halt in violence in the country," the source said.