Afghan President Hamid Karzai held talks Sunday with the emir of Qatar during a visit to discuss opening a Taliban office in the Gulf state, in preparation for a possible peace deal with the militants.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai addresses lawmakers in Kabul, on March 6, 2013. Karzai has held talks with the emir of Qatar on a visit to the Gulf state for talks on a plan to open a Taliban office there as a prelude to possible talks on ending the war.
Karzai discussed "issues of mutual interest" with Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, state news agency QNA said, without giving details of the low-profile meeting in Doha.
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