Afghan peace talks were 'productive': US envoy

Salaam Times

ABU DHABI, UAE -- US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad called the two-day-long peace talks on Afghanistan with a Taliban delegation, which ended Tuesday (December 18) in Abu Dhabi, "productive".

"Had productive meetings in UAE with Afghan & international partners to promote intra-Afghan dialogue towards ending the conflict in Afghanistan," Khalilzad's office tweeted Wednesday (December 19).

The talks will continue, confirmed the Taliban in a statement.

"Future negotiation meetings shall continue after deliberations and consultations by both sides with their respective leaderships," Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said in a statement Wednesday.

Neither side has confirmed dates for future negotiations.

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