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US Special Representative Khalilzad meets Political Deputy of the Taliban

The spokesman for the Taliban release a statement today concerning the meeting between the Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation at the Department of State Zalmay Mamozy Khalilzad and Mullah Baradar Akhund.

“Special Representative of the US State Department and head of negotiation team Khalilzad met with the Political Deputy of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan and head of the Political Office, the respected Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar.

Views were exchanged about key aspects for a peaceful resolution of the Afghan issue. The Political Deputy of the Islamic Emirate remarked:

It is absolutely vital that the two key agenda points of the previous meeting (full withdrawal of foreign forces from Afghanistan and preventing Afghanistan from harming others) be finalized. This will open the way for resolving other aspects of the issue and we cannot enter into other topics before this. It was affirmed in the meeting that talks shall resume today (Wednesday) and the mentioned points shall be extensively discussed so that an agreement can be reached regarding all issues including the withdrawal of foreign forces.

Spokesman of Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan

Zabihullah Mujahid

26/08/1440 Hijri Lunar

11/02/1398 Hijri Solar 01/05/2019 Gregorian”

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