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Taliban Calls Off Peace Talks In Qatar

Source: Reuters

January 08 2019


The Afghan Taliban has called off peace talks with the U.S. in Qatar, due to disagreement over the agenda and the involvement of Afghan government officials, reports Reuters. 

On Monday, the militant group cancelled the talks scheduled for Wednesday over the planned participation of representatives of the government in Kabul.

The U.S. pushed to include members of the Afghan government in the talks, said the Taliban. 

Both sides agreed not to meet but would continue to work on an agenda and timeframe for talks, said group officials. 
The fourth round of talks with U.S. special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad aimed to agree to terms of a U.S. withdrawal, the role of Taliban leaders in post-U.S. government and a prisoner exchange.

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