Top Kabul negotiator accepts legitimacy of Taliban’s Doha office

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KABUL: Afghanistan’s top negotiator has termed the Taliban’s Qatar office a ‘legitimate interlocutor’, saying his government is at ease with opening peace talks with its political representatives.
“At this stage, we are comfortable with starting with the Doha office. Once the process matures, we can start bringing in other elements,” Afghan Deputy Foreign Minister Hekmat Khalil Karzai said during an informal discussion with members of a Pakistani delegation to the track-II security dialogue.