Afghan endgame: Secret talks held between US and Taliban for second day in presence of Pakistani officials

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Afghan endgame: Secret talks held between US and Taliban for second day in presence of Pakistani officials

ABU DHABI - Talks between Afghan Taliban and United States officials continued for the second day in Abu Dhabi today (Tuesday).

An Afghan government delegation also arrived in Abu Dhabi today for participation in the talks.

Earlier, the Taliban had said that its delegates had no plan to meet with members of the Kabul government.

Initially, the talks between the Taliban emissaries and a team led by U.S. envoy Zalmay Khalilzad, as well as officials from Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, were expected to last one day but Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid confirmed that the meetings would continue today.