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Taliban say they're ready for second round of talks

AP
Published : Sep 12, 2018, 1:55 pm IST
Updated : Sep 12, 2018, 1:55 pm IST

One of the officials said the meeting ended with a plan to meet again in September. The US has refused to confirm or deny that meeting.

The official, who spoke to The Associated Press from Qatar, where the Taliban maintain a political office, said they are waiting on Washington for a second meeting date. (Representational Image)
 The official, who spoke to The Associated Press from Qatar, where the Taliban maintain a political office, said they are waiting on Washington for a second meeting date. (Representational Image)

Islamabad: The Taliban say they are ready for another round of talks with the US, which is likely to focus on prisoner exchange, confidence building measures, and ways to move from back-door meetings to formal negotiations.

In separate interviews in recent days, Taliban officials, who asked to stay anonymous because they are not authorized to speak to the media, recounted details of a meeting held in July with Alice Wells, Washington's top envoy to the region.

One of the officials said the meeting ended with a plan to meet again in September. The US has refused to confirm or deny that meeting.

The official, who spoke to The Associated Press from Qatar, where the Taliban maintain a political office, said they are waiting on Washington for a second meeting date.

Tags: islamabad, prisoner exchange, us-taliban talks, taliban
Location: Pakistan, Islamabad, Islamabad