The United States has sent its special representative for the Afghan settlement, Zalmay Khalilzad, to negotiate with the Taliban.
The meeting will be held in Doha, Qatar. The United States intends to call on the Taliban to stop their offensive on Afghan territories.
“During some planned rounds of meetings over three days, representatives of the countries of the region and other states, as well as multinational organizations, will insist on reducing the level of violence and a cease-fire, as well as on the obligation not to recognize the government imposed by force,” the State Department said in a release on its website.
On May 1, the United States began withdrawing its military from Afghanistan, as stipulated by the Doha agreement of February 2020 between the Taliban and the American side. Against this background, a confrontation between the Taliban and government forces broke out in the republic. The US plans to complete the withdrawal of the military by September 11.