British PM's Envoy Holds Talks With Taliban In Afghanistan

British PM's Envoy Holds Talks With Taliban In Afghanistan

Andrew H. Sweet

Senior civil servant Simon Gass met Deputy Prime Ministers Abdul Ghani Baradar and Abdul Salam Hanafi on Tuesday.

They discussed how the United Kingdom could help Afghanistan address a deepening humanitarian crisis, "terrorism," and the need for safe passage for those who want to leave the country.

Abdul Qahar Balkhi, the Taliban's foreign ministry spokesman, said the meeting "focused on detailed discussions about reviving diplomatic relations between both countries."

Al Jazeera's Stefanie Dekker, reporting from Kabul, said the visit is "significant" because there is now an "open line of communication" between the U.K. and the Taliban.

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