The Afghan government was not part of the talks.
Now, a long-standing political rivalry is complicating things further.
President Ashraf Ghani and former Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah both say they won the presidential election in September.
And both held presidential inauguration ceremonies on Monday.
Ghani is supposed to finalise the government’s team for the first direct negotiations with the Taliban.
At the same time, the US has started withdrawing troops, despite more questions being raised about the Taliban deal.
Can Ghani and Abdullah settle their differences?
Presenter: James Bays
Shafiq Hamdam – Former adviser to Afghan President Ashraf Ghani
Zainab Homam – Chief executive officer, Afghan Action aid group