The Taliban have refused to negotiate with the Afghan government, saying their position remains the same and has not changed.
The Taliban fighting to restore strict Islamic law in Afghanistan rejected Kabul’s offer of talks next month in Saudi Arabia. They say the Afghan government is Western-backed.
They will meet the United States officials, said a Taliban representative.
They said, they will meet the US officials in Saudi Arabia next year in January and start talks that remained incomplete in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
A Taliban representative said, under a strong and extensive plan to bring an end to the occupation of Afghanistan, they are advancing the negotiations process with the United States military and diplomatic officials.
They made clear to all the stakeholders that they will not talk to the Afghan government.
They also said, media outlets are spreading baseless rumours that the Taliban would hold talks with the Kabul administration in Saudi Arabia.
International efforts are being stepped up to discuss the withdrawal of international forces and a ceasefire in 2019.
According to data, the Western-backed Afghan government of President Ashraf Ghani has control over 65 per cent of the area.
The Taliban claims it controls 70 per cent of the country.