Taliban Reps, US, UN, EU Envoys Confer on Peace Talks


KABUL: The Taliban delegates have talked with envoys from the United States, the United Nations, Germany, Italy, France, the United Kingdom, and Norway in a video conference on Friday regarding the Afghan peace process.
In a statement released by the Taliban, the group said they are committed to peaceful solution of the Afghan conflict.
The statement did not provide further details about the meeting.
However, the Taliban said that barriers to the peace process should be eliminated. Taliban leaders’ names should be removed from the UN blacklist and the Doha Agreement should be fully enforced, especially in terms of prisoner release, the statement said.
The Taliban, on the other hand, assured that they would ensure the protection of journalists, foreign negotiators and humanitarian workers.
This is while the US peace envoy for Afghanistan, Zalmay Khalilzad, told the Afghan government that the Taliban in principle had no problem with the upcoming UN-led conference on Afghanistan in Turkey.