According to a source close to the Taliban, Salahuddin Rabbani, the de-facto leader of Jamiat Islami party and former Minister of Foreign Affairs, has reportedly engaged in indirect talks with the Taliban.
However, this news has not been independently verified by both Taliban and Rabbani.
Meanwhile, a journalist Tajuden Soroush also tweeted, that the first round of talks was facilitated by Afghan Ambassador to Turkey, Amir Ramin, with Jawed Bahadori, Deputy Foreign Minister of the Taliban, and Massoud Soltani, a current employee of the Taliban’s Foreign Ministry. “They delivered a message from Amir Khan Mottaghi to Mr. Rabbani during the meeting,” he added.
It’s believed that Mr. Rabbani has had contacts with some Taliban leaders for a year and a half. Additionally, it’s worth noting that the Taliban have not taken any action against Nur TV, which is affiliated with Jamiat Islami Party.