The new round of talks between United States team led by US’ special envoy, Zalmay Khalilzad and Taliban team headed by Sher Mohammad Abbas Stanikzai will be held in Qatar today *Feb 25) aimed at ending the Afghan conflict.
Suhail Shaheen, spokesman for the Taliban political office in Qatar, said the talks with US peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad will be followed by meetings of two joint working committees that will devise plans for the withdrawal of foreign troops and to prevent Afghanistan from being used for terrorism in future.
“The talks will be held on Feb 25 as agreed upon in the last round in January,” Shaheen told news media. “We talked about the complete withdrawal of foreign forces, which is an important thing for us. The second issue was related to the US concerns that Afghan soil should not be used for terrorism against them,” he said. “In the last round of talks in Doha on Jan 21-26, both sides had reached an agreement on forming working groups. So we are satisfied in the sense that we will be now working to implement it in written form. We will make progress in the next round,” he added.
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21 May, 2019