Negotiation groups met in Qatar
The United States and the Afghan Taliban have resumed negotiations. Representatives of the parties met in Qatar.
вЂњThe negotiation team led by Mullah Baradar Akhund, political deputy leader of the movement and head of the political office in Qatar, met with the U.S. negotiation team led by Khalilzad (U.S. Special Representative for Reconciliation in Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad) to discuss the signing of the agreement and related ceremonies,вЂќ said Suhail Shaheen, spokesman for the Taliban political bureau in Doha.
He added that the negotiations would last several days. U.S. representatives have not yet commented on what is happening.
Earlier, U.S. President Donald Trump said the radical Taliban movement wants a peace agreement with Washington.
вЂњWe have met with the Taliban. They used to not want a ceasefire, but now they do. We have made significant progress in the past six months and are withdrawing our troops at the same time,вЂќ Trump said.
Recall that in June, on the day the talks with the U.S. on ending the armed conflict began, Taliban members killed eight electoral commissioners in Afghanistan.
We also reported that earlier nine employees of the Afghan Interior Ministry were killed in the north of the country as a result of an attack by militants of the radical movement вЂњTalibanвЂќ. The attack targeted a local police position in Baghlan province. At least three other soldiers were injured.