In an unusual development, Russian Presidential envoy raised concerns over the Afghanistan peace deal
DOHA - Russian link presidential envoy for Afghanistan link Zamir Kabulov told Sputnik on Saturday that the peace agreement link between the United States link and the Taliban link may link not go very smooth, yet the intra-Afghan talks that follow the signing of the deal were very important.
He stated that while the agreements must be honored it was unlikely that everything would go smoothly.
"We must be ready for this and be aware that all link of it will not move forward easily, but for us, it is important to start moving. Following the signing of the US-Taliban agreement link we will be able to switch to a more important part, [that is] the launch of intra-Afghan negotiations," Kabulov said, Sputnik has reported.
The envoy told Sputnik that the peace deal must include a provision on beginning the talks within 10 days since the inking.
"I would like to believe that the dialogue will begin, as it is the most important part of the peace process for us. A far as know from link both the US and the Taliban link, it will be put in in their joint document that such negotiations must begin in 10 days after the agreement link signing, say on March link 9," Kabulov said.
At the same link time, he expressed skepticism if said provision will be implemented.
"If we are being realistic, then I have doubts that they will be able to make it in 10 days, because there are many other issues, [such as] releasing prisoners, detainees from link both sides," Kabilov added.