The American envoy for peace in Afghanistan, Zalmay Khalilzad, has Friday had a meeting with a delegation of the taliban, to the end of the conflict in Afghanistan to discuss. It is the first officially confirmed a meeting between both parties.
The consultation took place in Qatar, according to a statement from taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid, who Saturday to the press was sent.
‘A delegation from the political office (…) has had a meeting with the American’s negotiating team headed by Zalmay Khalilzad, ” came the. Both parties have agreed to the talks to continue’.
The U.s. embassy in Afghanistan, contacted by news agency AFP, declined to comment on the news.
It is the first time that the taliban officially admit that talks with the US. In June, there could also be meeting in Doha, but that meeting was never officially confirmed.