FARAKHABAR: 27 January 2013

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A number of high-ranking Taliban members have arrived in Doha to continue efforts to open a liaison office for the group, Qatari newspaper Gulf Times reported Sunday.

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Afghan officials said they are working on opening the office for insurgent representatives to facilitate the peace process.

"We hope to open an office for the Taliban once the US and Qatar agree on the matter, and we hope to witness direct talks with the group," said Janan Mosazai, Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson.

The High Peace Council said the presence of the group's officials in Qatar indicates the insurgents' inclination to hold talks with the Afghan government.

Is the Qatar office for the Taliban a new identity or for peace talks?

In this episode of FaraKhabar, Yama Siavash discusses this topic with Asadullah Sahadati, a member of the Parliament, and Rahmatullah Bejhanpoor, political analyst. 

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