Agreement for Bringing Peace to Afghanistan between the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan which is not recognized by the United States as a state and is known as the Taliban and the United States of America

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Saturday the February 29, 2020

which
corresponds to Rajab 5, 1441 on the Hijri Lunar calendar and Hoot 10, 1398 on
the Hijri Solar calendar

A
comprehensive peace agreement is made of four parts:

1.Guarantees
and enforcement mechanisms that will prevent the use of the soil of Afghanistan
by any group or individual against the security of the United States and its
allies.

2.Guarantees,
enforcement mechanisms, and announcement of a timeline for the withdrawal of
all foreign forces from Afghanistan.

3.After the
announcement of guarantees for a complete withdrawal of foreign forces and
timeline in the presence of international witnesses, and guarantees and the
announcement in the presence of international witnesses that Afghan soil will
not be used against the security of the United States and its allies, the
Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan which is not recognized by the United States as
a state and is known as the Taliban will start intra-Afghan negotiations with
Afghan sides on March 10, 2020, which corresponds to Rajab 15, 1441 on the
Hijri Lunar calendar and Hoot 20, 1398 on the Hijri Solar calendar.

4.A
permanent and comprehensive ceasefire will be an item on the agenda of the
intra-Afghan dialogue and negotiations. The participants of intra-Afghan
negotiations will discuss the date and modalities of a permanent and
comprehensive ceasefire, including joint implementation mechanisms, which will
be announced along with the completion and agreement over the future political
roadmap of Afghanistan.

The four
parts above are interrelated and each will be implemented in accordance with
its own agreed timeline and agreed terms. Agreement on the first two parts
paves the way for the last two parts.

Following
is the text of the agreement for the implementation of parts one and two of the
above. Both sides agree that these two parts are interconnected. The
obligations of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan which is not recognized by
the United States as a state and is known as the Taliban in this agreement
apply in areas under their control until the formation of the new
post-settlement Afghan Islamic government as determined by the intra-Afghan
dialogue and negotiations.

PART ONE

The United
States is committed to withdraw from Afghanistan all military forces of the
United States, its allies, and Coalition partners, including all non-diplomatic
civilian personnel, private security contractors, trainers, advisors, and
supporting services personnel within fourteen (14) months following
announcement of this agreement, and will take the following measures in this
regard:

A. The
United States, its allies, and the Coalition will take the following measures
in the first one hundred thirty-five (135) days

1)They will
reduce the number of U.S. forces in Afghanistan to eight thousand six hundred
(8,600) and proportionally bring reduction in the number of its allies and
Coalition forces.

2)The
United States, its allies, and the Coalition will withdraw all their forces
from five (5) military bases.

B.With the
commitment and action on the obligations of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan
which is not recognized by the United States as a state and is known as the
Taliban in Part Two of this agreement, the United States, its allies, and the
Coalition will execute the following:

1)The
United States, its allies, and the Coalition will complete withdrawal of all
remaining forces from Afghanistan within the remaining nine and a half (9.5)
months.

2)The
United States, its allies, and the Coalition will withdraw all their forces
from remaining bases

C.The
United States is committed to start immediately to work with all relevant sides
on a plan to expeditiously release combat and political prisoners as a
confidence building measure with the coordination and approval of all relevant
sides. Up to five thousand (5,000) prisoners of the Islamic Emirate of
Afghanistan which is not recognized by the United States as a state and is known
as the Taliban and up to one thousand (1,000) prisoners of the other side will
be released by March 10, 2020, the first day of intra-Afghan negotiations,
which corresponds to Rajab 15, 1441 on the Hijri Lunar calendar and Hoot 20,
1398 on the Hijri Solar calendar. The relevant sides have the goal of releasing
all the remaining prisoners over the course of the subsequent three months. The
United States commits to completing this goal. The Islamic Emirate of
Afghanistan which is not recognized by the United States as a state and is
known as the Taliban commits that its released prisoners will be committed to
the responsibilities mentioned in this agreement so that they will not pose a
threat to the security of the United States and its allies.

D.With the
start of intra-Afghan negotiations, the United States will initiate an
administrative review of current U.S. sanctions and the rewards list against
members of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan which is not recognized by the
United States as a state and is known as the Taliban with the goal of removing
these sanctions by August 27, 2020, which corresponds to Muharram 8, 1442 on
the Hijri Lunar calendar and Saunbola 6, 1399 on the Hijri Solar calendar.

E.With the
start of intra-Afghan negotiations, the United States will start diplomatic
engagement with other members of the United Nations Security Council and
Afghanistan to remove members of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan which is
not recognized by the United States as a state and is known as the Taliban from
the sanctions list with the aim of achieving this objective by May 29, 2020,
which corresponds to Shawwal 6, 1441 on the Hijri Lunar calendar and Jawza 9,
1399 on the Hijri Solar calendar.

F.The
United States and its allies will refrain from the threat or the use of force
against the territorial integrity or political independence of Afghanistan or
intervening in its domestic affairs.

PART TWO

In
conjunction with the announcement of this agreement, the Islamic Emirate of
Afghanistan which is not recognized by the United States as a state and is
known as the Taliban will take the following steps to prevent any group or
individual, including al-Qa’ida, from using the soil of Afghanistan to threaten
the security of the United States and its allies:

1.The
Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan which is not recognized by the United States as
a state and is known as the Taliban will not allow any of its members, other
individuals or groups, including al-Qa’ida, to use the soil of Afghanistan to
threaten the security of the United States and its allies.

2.The
Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan which is not recognized by the United States as
a state and is known as the Taliban will send a clear message that those who
pose a threat to the security of the United States and its allies have no place
in Afghanistan, and will instruct members of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan
which is not recognized by the United States as a state and is known as the
Taliban not to cooperate with groups or individuals threatening the security of
the United States and its allies.

3.The
Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan which is not recognized by the United States as
a state and is known as the Taliban will prevent any group or individual in
Afghanistan from threatening the security of the United States and its allies,
and will prevent them from recruiting, training, and fundraising and will not
host them in accordance with the commitments in this agreement.

4.The
Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan which is not recognized by the United States as
a state and is known as the Taliban is committed to deal with those seeking
asylum or residence in Afghanistan according to international migration law and
the commitments of this agreement, so that such persons do not pose a threat to
the security of the United States and its allies.

5.The
Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan which is not recognized by the United States as
a state and is known as the Taliban will not provide visas, passports, travel
permits, or other legal documents to those who pose a threat to the security of
the United States and its allies to enter Afghanistan.

PART THREE

1.The
United States will request the recognition and endorsement of the United
Nations Security Council for this agreement.

2.The
United States and the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan which is not recognized by
the United States as a state and is known as the Taliban seek positive
relations with each other and expect that the relations between the United
States and the new post-settlement Afghan Islamic government as determined by
the intra-Afghan dialogue and negotiations will be positive.

3.The
United States will seek economic cooperation for reconstruction with the new
post settlement Afghan Islamic government as determined by the intra-Afghan
dialogue and negotiations, and will not intervene in its internal affairs.

Signed in
Doha, Qatar on February 29, 2020, which corresponds to Rajab 5, 1441 on the
Hijri Lunar calendar and Hoot 10, 1398 on the Hijri Solar calendar, in
duplicate, in Pashto, Dari, and English languages, each text being equally
authentic.

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