Afghan President Karzai wants Qatar to host peace talks with Taliban

June 9, 2013 11:56 AM

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Afghan President Karzai wants Qatar to host peace talks with Taliban

Kabul: Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Sunday visited Qatar for talks with officials in the wealthy Gulf state that could host future peace negotiations between the Afghan government and Taliban insurgents.

With US-led NATO combat troops due to withdraw from Afghanistan by the end of 2014, Karzai recently backed a proposal for the Taliban to open an office in Doha, the Qatari capital.

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