How important is the prisoner swap between US and Afghanistan?

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From: Inside Story

The Taliban has freed an American contractor in change for an Afghan drug supplier.

The Taliban has launched US Navy veteran Mark Frerichs in change for an Afghan tribal chief.

Frerichs was kidnapped in February 2020 whereas Bashir Noorzai was serving a life sentence for smuggling heroin.

US President Joe Biden says the choice was not taken calmly.

The Taliban says it is a new period of relations with Washington.

But will it change something?

And are diplomatic ties between the Taliban and the US even doable?

Presenter: Hashem Ahelbarra

Guests:

Peter Zwack – Retired brigadier common within the US military

Graeme Smith – Senior guide on Afghanistan for the International Crisis Group

Ahmad Shuja Jamal – Former director common of worldwide relations and regional cooperation on the Afghan National Security Council

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