Taliban and US officials meet in Qatar

According to a statement by the Taliban, the group’s representatives met with the U.S. officials in Qatar as efforts are underway by the US and Afghanistan to end the nearly two decades of war in Afghanistan.

“Today, the U.S. representatives held a meeting with representatives of Islamic Emirate in Doha, the capital of Qatar,” the statement said.

The statement added that the U.S. assured Taliban that the issue of “Afghanistan invasion” will be solved and that nobody will be harmed from Afghanistan.

According to the statement, the meeting is expected to continue on Tuesday as well.

This comes after the U.S. has held multiple rounds of talks with the Taliban to bring the latter to negotiating table directly with the Afghan government. But the Taliban have consistently refused to cooperate in holding direct talks with Afghan government, as they feel that the U.S. is their main “adversary”.

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