The impasse in which the negotiations are blocked would reflect an impasse. Both sides are ready to continue talking, at least in principle, but are unable or unwilly to make significant progress on issues. The parties could even find an interim solution, but implementation is collapsing. The agreement on the continuation of substantive negotiations was welcomed by the United Nations, representatives of the countries in Kabul, Afghanistan`s neighboring Pakistan and Foreign Minister Mike Pompeo, who called Wednesday`s announcements by the Afghan government and the Taliban an “important milestone.” Given the progress made so far, discussions are expected to take time and their outcome is uncertain. During a press conference with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani in Kabul, Afghanistan, February 2, 2020. It was unclear when a comprehensive ceasefire would come into effect. The Afghan government has asked the Taliban to immediately stop their attacks, but the insurgents insist that they lay down their arms only after a peace agreement has been reached. Since the two sides first agreed to negotiations, the Talbans have escalated violence throughout Afghanistan, especially against Afghan security forces. . .

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