Afghan Biographies

Taliban Negotiation Team as of 20200907

Name Taliban Negotiation Team as of 20200907
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The names of the 21-member team are as follows (as of 20200907):

1-  Chairman – Sheikh Abdul Hakim-Kandahar

2-  Deputy – Abbas Stanekzai-Logar

3-  Mawlawi Shahabuddin Delawar-Logar

4-  Mullah Shirin Akhund-Kandahar

5-  Mullah Khairullah Khairkha-Kandahar

6-  Mullah Abdul Latif Mansour-Paktia

7-  M. Anas Haqqani-Paktia

8-  M. Suhail Shaheen-Paktia

9-  Mullah M. Fazil Mazloom-Uruzgan

10-  Qari Din M. Hanif-Badakhshan

11-  Mullah Abdulmannan Omari-Uruzgan

12-  Mawlawi Abdul Ghani-Badakhshan

13-  Mawlawi Amir Khan Muttaqi-Helmand

14-  Mullah Abdul Salam Hanafi-Jawzjan

15-  Mawlawi Matiulhaq Khalis-Nangarhar

16-  Mullah M. Nabi Omar-Khost

17-  Sheikh Qasim Turkman-Kunduz

18-  Mullah Abdulhaq Wasiq-Ghazni

19-  Mullah Noorullah Noori-Zabul

20-  Mawlawi Abdul Karim-Herat

21-  Mawlawi Fariduddin-Paktika

Sheikh Mawlawi Abdul Hakim (was) appointed head of negotiation team and Sher Muhammad Abbas Stanekzai as (his) deputy,” Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said in a Twitter post.(20200906)

The Taliban’s chief negotiator Abbas Stanikzai said the group has formed a new 20-member team responsible for holding intra-Afghan talks and negotiations with the United States. Stanikzai said he will head the new department which will also be tasked with selecting the location and preparing the agenda for planned peace talks. the newly formed department is separate from the Doha-based Taliban political office and will be in direct contact with the Taliban leadership. He also said the intra-Afghan talks will be held in different countries.(20200827)

Names of the Taliban members for Intra-Afghan dialogues:

  1. Maulavi Mohammad Sher Abas Stanikzai
  2. Sheikh Abdul Hakim
  3. Maulavi Abdul Kabir
  4. Maulavi Noor Mohammad Saqib
  5. Mullah Mohammad Zahed Ahmadzai
  6. Mullah Sheerin Akhund
  7. Mullah Abdul Latif Mansoor
  8. Qari Din Mohammad
  9. Mullah Abdul Salam
  10. Sheikh Mohammad Qasem Turkman
  11. Mullah Mohammad Fazel Mazlum
  12. Mullah Noorullah Noori
  13. Mullah Abdul Haq Wasiq
  14. Maulavi Mati-ulhaq Khales
  15. Mohammad Suhail Shaheen
  16. Mullah Mohammad Nabi Omari
  17. Anas Haqani
  18. Khairullah Khairkhuwah
  19. Maulavi Shabudin
  20. Mullah Farid


Last Modified 2020-09-13
Established 2020-08-27