The Taliban have rejected Afghan government claims the enemies could meet for groundbreaking talks with in a fortnight.
Abdul Salam Rahimi, Afghanistan’s state minister for peace affairs, told AP that a 15-member government delegation will meet the insurgents in Europe.
The Taliban quickly denied any meeting however, saying there would be no talks until it had agreed a timetable with America for the withdrawal of US troops.
Zalmay Khalilzad, Donald Trump’s envoy for peace in Afghanistan, seemed to back the Taliban position.
He said: “Lot of chatter in Kabul about intra-Afghan negotiations. To clarify, those negotiations will occur after we conclude our own agreements.”