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Khalilzad Acknowledges Progress Made During Talks with Taliban

Khalilzad Acknowledges  Progress Made During  Talks with Taliban

KABUL - US Special Representative for Afghanistan Peace Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad has said that he had productive sessions with Taliban during the ongoing seventh round talks in Qatar.
The top diplomat tweeted: “The last 6 days of talks have been the most productive sessions to date. We made substantive progress on all 4 parts of peace agreement.”
The four peace agreements are counter-terrorism assurances, troops’ withdrawal, and participation in intra-Afghan dialogue, negotiations, permanent and comprehensive ceasefire.
“We’re pausing talks today to support intra-Afghan dialogue (an intra-Afghan conference for peace), a critical milestone in the #AfghanPeaceProcess. There is still important work left to be done before we have an agreement. We will resume on the 9th after the dialogue.”
Sohail Shaheen, Taliban political office spokesman, said there would be two-day break in US-Taliban talks because of intra-Afghan talks and it would resume on July 9 after the dialogue.
He said they were satisfied from the progress of the negotiations and hope that the important work left to be done before any agreement.
The seventh round of peace talks between the warring sides has been ongoing over the past nine days, but so far no details about any further progress in the talks have been made public.
On Saturday, Khalilzad told Pajhwok reporter in Doha that they had put on hold their ongoing talks for two days to allow for the intra-Afghan meeting being held here. (Pajhwok)