Central Intelligence Company Director William Burns met in particular person with high Taliban chief Abdul Ghani Baradar throughout a low-publicity rendezvous in Kabul on Monday.
Burns, a former diplomat and deputy secretary of state, traveled to the war-torn capital metropolis of Kabul in Afghanistan for undisclosed negotiations with Baradar, in response to reviews first shared by the Washington Put up. Whereas the CIA has remained tight-lipped concerning the particulars of the assembly, Burns’s place as CIA director and a former high-ranking member of the Division of State makes him the highest-ranking U.S. official to satisfy with the Taliban’s high brass within the flesh.
The Taliban has beforehand
Burns was sworn in as CIA director on Mar. 19 of this yr. He’s a profession ambassador within the U.S. International Service with 33 years of expertise within the discipline.
Baradar is the de facto chief of the Taliban in Afghanistan and was beforehand arrested by the CIA in 2010.
The CIA didn’t instantly reply to the Washington Examiner’s request for remark.