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The US Special Representative and head of the NATO mission meets with the Taliban in Doha

June 8, 2020

The United States Special Representative for Afghanistan, Zalmay Khalilzad, and the chief of the United States and NATO Armed Forces in Afghanistan, General Scott Miller, met this Sunday in Doha (Qatar) with the “number two” of the Afghan Taliban , Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar.

“Both sides have spoken about a speedy release of prisoners and about the beginning of negotiations between Afghans,” said Suhail Shahin, a spokesman for the Taliban Politburo in Qatar, in a message posted on his Twitter account.

The Qatar Foreign Ministry’s Special Representative, Mutlaq al Qahtani, and a delegation from his department also attended the meeting, said Sahin, who did not provide details of the meeting.

The US Special Representative and head of the NATO mission meets with the Taliban in DohaThe US Special Representative and head of the NATO mission meets with the Taliban in Doha

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