The Taliban and US officials plan to resume talks on resolving the situation in Afghanistan next week amid a surge in violence in the country, Report informs citing RIA Novosti.

The United States are in talks with the Taliban on a settlement in Afghanistan and the withdrawal of American troops. These negotiations have repeatedly caused the outrage of the government of Afghanistan, which was not invited to these negotiations. The official position of the United States remains that the authorities should be involved in the process.

“Negotiations between the parties may resume on July 24 or 25 with special attention to the withdrawal of troops … The agreement has not yet been reached, the US wants a withdrawal in two years, and the Taliban still insist on six months, I think that Taliban did not increase the term,” said a source close to the Taliban.