U.S. - Afghan Peace Talks Resume Again

Reuters: U.S. and Taliban resume talks as Kabul seeks role in peace process

KABUL (Reuters) - American and Taliban officials resumed talks in Qatar on Wednesday aimed at ending a 17-year war in Afghanistan, while the Afghan government hosted a rare assembly in Kabul to ensure its interests are upheld in any peace deal.

The Taliban issued a statement saying the U.S. special envoy for peace in Afghanistan, Zalmay Khalilzad, had met the Taliban’s political chief Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, who is heading the Islamist militants’ delegation.

“Views were exchanged about key aspects for a peaceful resolution of the Afghan issue,” its spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said.

The talks are part of U.S. President Donald Trump’s efforts to end America’s longest war, which began when U.S.-backed forces ousted the Taliban weeks after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States.

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More News On The Resumption Of U.S. - Taliban Peace Talks

Taliban says fresh talks with US to kick off in Qatar -- Daily Sabah/AFP
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U.S.-Taliban peace talks reopen, but U.S. watchdog warns deal could bring more insecurity to Afghanistan -- The Washington Post
Kabul meeting seeks ceasefire as US engages Taliban in Doha -- Al Jazeera
Khalilzad meets Mullah Baradar as Doha peace talks resume -- Al Jazeera
US-Taliban talks: Who is Mullah Baradar? -- Al Jazeera

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