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Taliban travel to Uzbekistan for talks with officials

AP  |  Islamabad 

and Uzbek officials say the of the Taliban's political office in led a delegation to to meet senior officials in a rare diplomatic foray and the strongest sign yet of the insurgency's increasing political presence in the region.

represented the insurgents in the four-day talks that ended Friday.

Suhail Shaheen, for the Taliban's political office in Doha, said in a statement to that discussions covered everything from international withdrawal to peace prospects to possible Uzbek-funded development projects that could include railway lines and

website offered a terse two-line announcement on the visit saying "the sides exchanged views on prospects of the peace process in

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First Published: Sat, August 11 2018. 22:15 IST
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