US top envoy Zalmay Khalilzad held important meeting with Taliban in US Embassy Islamabad: Report
*ISLAMABAD - **US top envoy Zalmay Khalilzad held important meeting with Taliban in US Embassy Islamabad, Media Report has revealed citing sources.*
*A Taliban delegation met US special representative for Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad on Thursday, two sources told Reuters, the first known contact between the two sides since US President Donald Trump called off talks last month.*
Trump halted the talks, which aimed at a plan to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan in exchange for Taliban security guarantees, following the death of a US soldier and 11 others in a bomb attack in Kabul.
According to the report, the sources claimed that the meeting held at US Embassy located in Diplomatic Enclave of Islamabad which ran more than an hour on Thursday.
The US Embassy in Islamabad and the State Department in Washington declined to comment on whether there had been a meeting.
It is pertinent to mention here that a five member delegation headed by the US special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad is staying in Islamabad since last three days.