Progress toward peace is being made!
Taliban Opens Office for Talks with US, Afghan Government
And the stated purpose of this:
The people of Afghanistan deserve peace and it appears that the Taliban is more than ready to bring it. There is little doubt that theirs is the popular movement the people have been waiting for.“One, to reach understanding and initiate talks with countries of the world for the purpose of improving relations with them; two, to support a political and peaceful solution, which [would] include [the] end of the occupation of Afghanistan and establishment of an independent Islamic system…; three, to hold meetings with the Afghans as times may demand,” he said.