The representatives of United States and Taliban, held negotiations in Doha on Sunday evening to late Monday morning, as potentially decisive talks to enable Washington to draw down its military in Afghanistan.
The group had previously said it was finalizing the technical points of an agreement with Washington during talks in a luxury club located in Doha, the capital of Qatar.
“The agreement will be completed after we agree on these points,” Taliban spokesman Suhail Shaheen told International Media on Saturday.
The United States, which invaded Afghanistan and overthrew the Taliban from power in 2001 after the September 11 attacks, wants to withdraw thousands of soldiers, but only in exchange for the group that renounces al Qaeda and puts an end to the attacks.
Washington hopes to reach an agreement with the Taliban by September 1 – ahead of the Afghan elections scheduled for the same month and the US presidential elections next year.
Negotiations of Doha are being held against a backdrop of persistent violence in Afghanistan.
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17 November, 2019