Afghanistan’s Abdullah: There’s no loser in a peaceful settlement | Talk to Al Jazeera

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    After nearly two decades of conflict in Afghanistan, representatives of the Afghan government and the Taliban held their first meeting in the Qatari capital, Doha. The two sides are aiming to end a devastating war that has killed and injured tens of thousands. Even though attacks on the ground have not stopped for now, the intra-Afghan talks – which finally commenced after several delays and negotiations – bring hope. But what are the warring parties willing to compromise to achieve peace? On this episode of Talk to Al Jazeera, we speak to the man representing the Afghan government at the negotiating table: Abdullah Abdullah, chairman of the High Council for National Reconciliation. – –

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    In This Story: Afghanistan

    Afghanistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is a landlocked country at the crossroads of Central and South Asia. Afghanistan is bordered by Pakistan to the east and south; Iran to the west; Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan to the north; and China to the northeast.

    Occupying 652,000 square kilometers (252,000 sq mi), it is a mountainous country with plains in the north and southwest. Kabul is the capital and largest city. The population is around 32 million, composed mostly of ethnic Pashtuns, Tajiks, Hazaras, and Uzbeks.

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