However, experts point out that the agreement between THE ADMINISTRATION OF US President Donald J. Trump and Taliban leaders is only the first step towards a lasting peace. The biggest challenge, they say, will be negotiating an agreement between the fundamentalist Islamist group and the Afghan government on the future of Afghanistan. Many Afghans, exhausted by a war that has killed thousands and forced millions to flee as refugees, fear that a U.S. withdrawal will spark a new conflict and eventually allow the Taliban to regain control. At a conference in Kabul, Danish said the insurgents did not believe in a peaceful solution to the conflict. During the preliminary talks, the Taliban continued to fight on the battlefield and launched terrorist attacks in the capital and also threatened the 2019 Afghan presidential elections on September 28.  According to U.S. Air Force statistics, released in February 2020, the U.S.
dropped more bombs on Afghanistan in 2019 than any other year since 2013.  The U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan warned that a peace deal could risk the Taliban`s return to power, similar to the 1973 Paris Peace Agreement, which defeated the U.S.-backed South Vietnamese government in the case of Saigon.   Pakistan has warned that rising tensions in the Gulf region following the assassination of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani could affect the already delayed US-Afghanistan peace process.  India. New Delhi is a strong supporter of the Afghan government and has released $3 billion since 2001 for infrastructure development and business promotion in Afghanistan. Its main objectives are to minimize Pakistan`s influence and prevent Afghanistan from becoming a haven for anti-Indian militants. The Indian government has not supported U.S. efforts to reach an agreement with the Taliban and has not agreed to legitimize the group as a political actor.
The annexes to the U.S.-Taliban agreement, which have never been published, should set limits on fighting. . . .