Peace talks between the US and Taliban representatives reached a 2-day break after 3-day long negotiation in Qatar’s capital Doha.

The U.S. Special Envoy for Afghanistan Reconciliation Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad has called the 3-day talks with Taliban.

“As talks continue in Doha, there is also progress on forming a national team in #Kabul ready to engage in intra-Afghan dialogue and talks with the Taliban.,” Khalilzad tweeted on Thursday.

The Taliban group also announced that U.S. representatives have agreed with them on a 2-day break in ongoing talks in Doha, the capital city of Qatar.

The group in a statement said the two sides had extensive talks regarding foreign troops withdrawal over the past two days and discussions also took place regarding the prevention of Afghanistan from being used against the others.

“The meetings ended last night as both negotiation teams agreed to take a break today and tomorrow for consultations and preparation for the third meeting which shall be held on Saturday,” the statement added.

The group also added that the Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, the political deputy of the group met with the deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Qatar Abdul Rahman al-Thani, National Security Advisor Muhammad al-Masnad, US State Department’s Special Representative Zalmay Khalilzad and commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan Scott Miller.

According to Taliban group statement the meetings focused on discussions about the ongoing negotiations process and withdrawal of foreign forces from Afghanistan.


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