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US Rejoins Negotiations with Taliban in Doha: US Source

The US rejoined talks with the Taliban on Saturday in Qatar, Doha, two months after they were called off by President Trump, US sources told TOLOnews.

“The US rejoined talks today in Doha. Focus of discussion will be reduction of violence that leads to intra-Afghan negotiations and a ceasefire,” a US source told TOLOnews. 

This comes after US special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad paid a two-day visit to Kabul where he held talks with the top Afghan government officials and prominent politicians, including former president Hamid Karzai.

On December 4, the US State Department said Khalilzad “will rejoin the talks with the Taliban in Doha to discuss steps that could lead to intra-Afghan negotiations and a peaceful settlement to the ongoing conflict in the country.”

US Rejoins Negotiations with Taliban in Doha: US Source

Sources said the discussion will focus on the reduction of violence as a step towards intra-Afghan negotiations and a ceasefire.

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The US rejoined talks with the Taliban on Saturday in Qatar, Doha, two months after they were called off by President Trump, US sources told TOLOnews.

“The US rejoined talks today in Doha. Focus of discussion will be reduction of violence that leads to intra-Afghan negotiations and a ceasefire,” a US source told TOLOnews. 

This comes after US special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad paid a two-day visit to Kabul where he held talks with the top Afghan government officials and prominent politicians, including former president Hamid Karzai.

On December 4, the US State Department said Khalilzad “will rejoin the talks with the Taliban in Doha to discuss steps that could lead to intra-Afghan negotiations and a peaceful settlement to the ongoing conflict in the country.”

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