US confirms its envoy held talks with Taliban in Qatar – Al-Jazeera

Zalmay Khalilzad, special envoy on Afghan reconciliation, met Taliban representatives in Doha, US State Department says.

The United States has confirmed that its envoy met the Taliban in Qatar as Washington seeks to negotiate an end to the 17-year-old war in Afghanistan.

Zalmay Khalilzad, US special representative on Afghan reconciliation, on Tuesday, met Taliban representatives in the Qatari capital Doha, the US State Department said.

“We can confirm that Special Representative Khalilzad and an inter-agency team are in Doha today talking with representatives of the Taliban,” a State Department spokeswoman said, adding that the talks …. Read More on Al-Jazeera