Bloomberg Anywhere Remote Login Bloomberg Terminal Demo Request


Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world.


Financial Products

Enterprise Products


Customer Support

  • Americas

    +1 212 318 2000

  • Europe, Middle East, & Africa

    +44 20 7330 7500

  • Asia Pacific

    +65 6212 1000


Industry Products

Media Services

Follow Us

Bloomberg Customers

U.S. Envoy to Hold Talks With Karzai on Taliban Peace Process

Marc Grossman, the U.S. special envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan, arrived in Kabul to hold talks with Afghan President Hamid Karzai on preliminary peace negotiations with the Taliban.

“Mr. Grossman will hold talks with President Karzai this afternoon on the Taliban reconciliation and peace process, the U.S. long-term partnership and a few other Afghan-U.S. related issues,” Eimal Faizi, Karzai’s spokesman, said by phone. “Afghanistan wants the peace process with the Taliban to be led by Afghanistan, not by any other countries, including the U.S.”

The Taliban last month said it was ready to open a liaison office in Qatar to hold talks with the U.S. and its allies to end the decade-long war in Afghanistan.

Grossman’s visit to Kabul comes a day after an Afghan soldier fatally shot four French soldiers and wounded 17 others in Kapisa province in northeastern Afghanistan. France in response suspended operations with the Afghan army throughout the country.

“The United States stands ready to assist in any way we can an Afghan-led reconciliation process to find a peaceful end to this conflict,” Grossman said today in a statement released by the U.S. embassy in Kabul.

Please upgrade your Browser

Your browser is out-of-date. Please download one of these excellent browsers:

Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera or Internet Explorer.