US and Taliban officials will meet face-to-face this weekend in Qatar for the first time since the last American military forces left Afghanistan at the end of August, reports said Friday.
The Saturday and Sunday talks in the Qatari capital of Doha will focus on ensuring the removal of all American citizens, green-card holders and Afghan allies who have applied for or hold special visas allowing them into the US, Reuters reported.
Taliban spokesman Suhail Shaheen, who is based in Doha, told The Associated Press the meetings will also involve discussion of the 2020 agreement between the Islamic fundamentalist and Washington that paved the way for the final US withdrawal.
“Yes there is a meeting . . . about bilateral relations and implementation of