Those preliminary moves include the possibility of the Taliban opening a political office in the Persian Gulf nation, the BBC reported.
The establishment of an office in Qatar would allow Afghanistan to create a formal way to initiate peace talks with the militant group.
A high-level delegation accompanied Karzai, including his foreign minister, national security adviser and the chairman of the peace council, Khaama Press reported.
During his two-day state visit, the president will meet with the Emir of Qatar and senior Qatari officials about enhancing cooperation between the two countries and Afghanistan's peace process, said a statement from a Karzai spokesman
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