The U.S. envoy for Afghan peace Zalmay Khalilzad met with Mullah Baradar, the deputy political chief of Taliban in Qatar late on Sunday.
Suhail Shaheen, a spokesman for the political office of Taliban in Qatar said some other senior Taliban leaders including Mullah Mohammad Fazil, Mullah Khairullah Khairkhwa and Mawlavi Amir Khan Mutaqi also attended the meeting.
Shaheen further added that the Foreign Minister of Qatar was also present in the meeting.
According to Shaheen, the participants of the meeting discussed some key issues pertaining the outcome of peace talks as well as steps to be taken in the future.
The U.S. and Taliban representatives launched direct negotiations over a year ago in a bid to find a political solution to end the ongoing conflict in Afghanistan.
The two sides have so far participated in 11 rounds of peace talks.