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Real strides made in latest round of talks with Taliban: US envoy for Afghanistan
March 13, 2019


US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad says real strides have been made in the latest round of talks with Taliban.  

In a statement on twitter after concluding marathon peace talks with Taliban in Doha, he said despite ups and downs, we kept things on track and made real strides. 

Zalmay Khalilzad said the conditions for peace have improved as all sides want to end the war. 

He, however, said no agreement on a timetable for troop withdrawal has so far been reached. 

The talks spanned 16 days, which is thought to be the longest consecutive discussions held between both sides.