Kabul: An Afghan spokesman says President Hamid Karzai is willing to join peace talks with the Taliban.

The planned talks were thrown into disarray when Karzai cancelled a planned delegation to the newly opened Taliban office in Qatar because he said the US broke commitments that the office would not be seen as an embassy or government-in-exile.

Spokesman Fayeq Wahidi says US Secretary of State John Kerry promised that the Taliban flag and a nameplate with their former regime's name would be removed and said the US would issue a formal letter supporting the Afghan government.

"We would see no problem in entering into talks with the Taliban in Qatar once that happens,” Wahidi said.


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