The Taliban said that a new round of rounds with US ambassador to peace Zalmay Khalilzad would start in Qatar, where the religious movement has a political office.
Khalilzad has taken on the task of ending negotiation of Afghanistan’s 17-year war and America’s longest military conflict.
Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said in a statement to the Associated Press that Wednesday’s talks would be the sixth meetings held directly with Khalilzad since his appointment last year. Talks focused on a narrow US military retreat and the Taliban guarantees that Afghanistan will not be used to carry out global terrorist attacks.
Khalilzad, who was in Pakistan on Tuesday, travels the region to push his neighbors to move towards a peaceful end to the war in Afghanistan.