February 5, 2019 / 3:40 PM / 4 months ago

Taliban calls recent Afghanistan peace talks with U.S. successful: Ifax

Afghan former President Hamid Karzai and other participants pray during a conference arranged by the Afghan diaspora in Moscow, Russia February 5, 2019. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The head of a Taliban delegation visiting Moscow said on Tuesday that Afghanistan peace talks with the United States last month had been a success, the Interfax news agency reported.

The United States held peace negotiations with the Taliban in Qatar that ended with signs of progress towards the withdrawal of thousands of foreign troops from Afghanistan and an end to more than 17 years of war.

The head of the delegation, who is in Russia for talks between Taliban militants and opposition politicians, was quoted as saying no agreement had been reached with Washington on a timeframe for a troop pullout, but that he hoped it would happen soon.

Reporting by Vladimir Soldatkin; Writing by Tom Balmforth; Editing by Peter Graff

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