KABUL (SW) – Talks between the U.S. and Taliban resumed in the Qatari capital, Doha on Tuesday after a gape of one day.
Suhail Shaheen, spokesman for Taliban’s Qatar office, told Salam Watandar these talks are centered on the withdrawal of foreign troops from Afghanistan, and not using Afghanistan to pose threats against other countries of the world. He claimed progress has been made in these talks.
Spokesman for Taliban’s Qatar office asserted the insurgents are only engaging in talks on matters related to this group. Shaheen added intra-Afghan talks on internal matters would commence after an agreement on these two matters. He added there might be no need for more rounds of talks if an agreement is reached now.
On Monday, the U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation, Zalmay Khalilzad, visited India. Khalilzad held talks with India’s External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and briefed her on peace efforts in Afghanistan, the Indian Foreign Affairs Ministry’s spokesman Raveesh Kumar said in a tweet on Monday.