The meeting in Abu Dhabi is at least the third time that U.S. special peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad has met Taliban representatives as diplomatic efforts to end the 17-year war have intensified this year. Taliban officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the U.S. delegation was pressing for a six-month truce as well as an agreement to name Taliban representatives to a future caretaker government. In a statement issued late on Tuesday, the Taliban said the talks had mainly concentrated on the “U.S. occupation”, adding: “Nothing about interim government, ceasefire, election or other internal issues has been discussed”.
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By Jibran Ahmad and Abdul Qadir Sediqi. KABUL/PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) – U.S. and Taliban officials have discussed proposals for a six-month ceasefire in Afghanistan and a future withdrawal of foreign troops as talks aimed at KABUL/PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Dec 18 (Reuters) - U.S. and Taliban officials have discussed proposals for a six-month ceasefire in Afghanistan and a future withdrawal of foreign troops as talks aimed UNITED STATES (VOP TODAY NEWS) — Taliban and US officials have discussed proposals for a six-mth in istan and the future withdrawal of foreign troops from the country the secd day of Tags: taliban, talks, focus, proposals, U.S. Diplomat Is Focus of Officials accuse Zalmay Khalilzad, an -born American diplomat who is leading the , of cutting them out of planning for their future. The United States and the Taliban representatives ctinued their highest-level negotiatis yet foreign troop withdrawals and counter-terrorism Sunday,