Saturday, March 30, 2013

Peace Talks To End The Afghan Conflict?

Afghanistan's Karzai In Qatar 'To Discuss Taliban Talks' -- BBC

Afghan President Hamid Karzai has arrived in Qatar on a two-day state visit for talks with Qatari officials.

The possibility of the Taliban opening a political office in Qatar is expected to be discussed, officials say.

The setting up of an office in Qatar is regarded as an important step in formalising a channel for peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban.

US-led Western troops are due to leave Afghanistan by the end of 2014.

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My Comment: Afghan President Karzai is not scheduled to meet any Taliban officials or representatives while in Qatar .... at least publicly.

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