7 months US, Taliban latest talks critical Manilatimes |World
ISLAMABAD: A Taliban spokesman said the seventh and latest round of peace talks with the US was “critical,” as the militant group meets with Washington’s envoy Zalmay Khalilzad in the Mideastern state of Qatar, where it maintains a political office. Suhail Shaheen told The Associated Press Sunday that both sides were looking for “tangible results” as they try to hammer out the fine print of agreements that will see the eventual withdrawal of over 20,000 US and North Atlantic Treaty Organization troops from Afghanistan, and end America’s longest-running war. The agreements are also expected to provide guarantees that Afghanistan will ... more