70 Afghan delegates attend two-day gathering in Doha to resume peace talks with Taliban and end 18-year-old conflict
Monday, 8 July 2019 Dozens of powerful Afghans resumed talks with the Taliban on Monday in Doha, where a possible ceasefire is on the table along with key issues such as women's rights. Stakes are high for the talks which follow a week of US-Taliban negotiations with both sides eyeing a resolution to the 18-years-old conflict. Washington has said it wants to seal a political deal with the Taliban ahead of Afghan presidential polls due in September to allow foreign forces to begin to withdraw.
Reuters reports U.S. and Taliban officials will reconvene on Tuesday to continue peace talks. U.S envoy Zalmay Khalilzad has been holding peace talks with the Taliban to end the 18-year war in Afghanistan since last year. Khalilzad tweeted the latest round of discussions with the hardline Islamists...
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