A spokesperson of Taliban Zabihullah Mujahid in a statement sent to media said that Peace talks between the Taliban and the US are progressing on a “step-by-step” basis adding that v meetings between the two sides restarted over the weekend in Doha after a temporary halt late last week to allow for “internal deliberations”.
“The current round of talks in Doha are advancing on a step-by-step basis. As the issue at hand is immensely crucial and delicate, it’s progression is taking place with that much care and vigilance,” said Taliban spokesperson. “It should be mentioned that no understanding has so far been reached about any agreement or document,” Mujahid added. The US has not released a statement regarding the status of the talks.
Earlier Taliban had rejected the US media reports that “US forces could leave Afghanistan within five years under a Pentagon plan offered as part of a potential deal with the Taliban to end the nearly 18-year war”.
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17 August, 2019