(TOLO News): According to the statement, the president is accompanied by First Vice President Amrullah Saleh, acting Foreign Minister Mohammad Hanif Atmar, National Security Advisor Hamdullah Mohib, lower house and upper house members and several other high-ranking government officials. The statement said that heads of prominent Afghan media are also accompanying the President. Ghani will offer fatiha to the late emir of Kuwait, said Sediq Sediqqi, presidential spokesperson. The trip occurs while direct talks between negotiating teams representing the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and the Taliban have yet to begin, 22 days after the opening ceremony, despite several preliminary meetings between the two sides. The negotiating teams of both sides of the peace negotiations have held seven contact group meetings, but could not agree on two disputed points The contact groups have not held any meetings for the last six days, according to TOLOnews’ Karim Amini who reports on the talks from Doha.