Week-Long US-Taliban Talks End Without Breakthrough – VOA News

ISLAMABAD — The Taliban and the United States on Thursday concluded weeklong negotiations in Qatar but reported no significant progress on peace efforts in Afghanistan. 

The talks focused on two issues: U.S. troop withdrawal from the country in return for Taliban assurances that they will not allow terrorists to use Afghan soil to attack other countries, said a spokesman for the insurgent group. 

Suhail Shaheen described what he said was the sixth round of talks as “positive and constructive.” He said “some progress” was made on a preliminary agreement the two sides had reached in their last meeting in early March, covering the issues. 

“Both sides listened to each other with care and patience,” he noted. Shaheen said Taliban and American negotiating teams would … Read More on VOA News

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