Get Even More Visitors To Your Blog, Upgrade To A Business Listing >>

Taliban militants holds first direct talks with US over future peace talks



Taliban militants say they have held their first Direct Talks with a US official about future peace negotiations aimed at ending America's longest war.
 
The insurgent group's meeting with Alice Wells, America's top diplomat for South Asia, was a bid to kick-start talks on ending the 17-year conflict, an unnamed senior Taliban official said.
 
 
US officials neither confirmed nor denied a meeting took place, but noted Ms Wells had been in the Qatari capital Doha this week, where she met with government officials "to discuss recent progress towards an Afghan-owned, and Afghan-led peace process".


They added that Washington was "exploring all avenues to advance a peace process in close consultation with the Afghan government".


The Taliban, which has a political office in Qatar that serves as an unofficial embassy, has long demanded direct talks with the US.


"The discussion was preliminary, initial and both discussed a future meeting and contacts," said the Taliban official.
 
 
It is not clear when the next meeting would be held, but they were certain there would be one.





SKY        News.


This post first appeared on Quest Times, please read the originial post: here

Share the post

Taliban militants holds first direct talks with US over future peace talks

×

Subscribe to Quest Times

Get updates delivered right to your inbox!

Thank you for your subscription

×