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Karzai To Visit Qatar To Discuss Taliban Peace Talks

Afghan President Hamid Karzai
Afghanistan’s Foreign Ministry says President Hamid Karzai will visit Qatar to hold meetings about the establishment of peace talks with the Taliban.

The ministry said on March 24 that Karzai’s talks with the ruler of Qatar will also include the opening of a Taliban office in the Gulf state.

Afghanistan has already agreed that the Taliban can open an office in Qatar if the group cuts all ties with Al-Qaeda and renounces terrorism.

Foreign Ministry spokesman Janan Mosazai did not specify the exact date of Karzai’s visit, but it is expected to take place within weeks.

Based on reporting by AP and Reuters