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US envoy says ‘actual strides’ made in Afghan Taliban talks

US envoy seeks peace deal in Taliban talks before Afghan elections

DOHA: US and Afghan Taliban negotiators wrapped up their newest spherical of marathon peace talks on Tuesday with “actual strides” made however no settlement on a timetable for troop withdrawal, the US particular envoy stated.
“Simply completed a marathon spherical of talks with the Taliban in #Doha. The circumstances for #peace have improved. It’s clear all sides need to finish the struggle. Regardless of ups and downs, we stored issues on monitor and made actual strides,” Zalmay Khalilzad tweeted.

Khalilzad stated the subsequent step could be discussions in Washington, including that “there is no such thing as a ultimate settlement till every thing is agreed.”

The talks centered on the withdrawal of US troops and assurances that insurgents wouldn’t use Afghanistani territory to stage future assaults.

“Progress was achieved relating to each these points,” stated a Taliban spokesperson.

“For now, either side will deliberate over the achieved progress, share it with their respective leaderships and put together for the upcoming assembly.”

It’s unclear as but when the subsequent spherical of talks will happen.
The talks spanned 16 days, which is considered the longest consecutive discussions held between either side.

There are some 14,000 US troops presently based mostly in Afghanistan.

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