Karzai said if the United States insisted that the insurgents establish a liaison office in Qatar, "we are agreed."
Karzai's statement Monday came despite the government in Kabul repeatedly emphasizing it would allow no foreign intervention in its plans to seek a negotiated peace with the Taliban.
Afghan media reports in recent weeks have speculated that the US and other foreign governments with a stake in the war were trying to strike a separate deal with the Taliban.
The Islamist group has not publicly responded to peace offers.
Kabul: Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai says he will accept Taliban insurgents opening a representative office in the Gulf state of Qatar for the purpose of holding peace talks, although Saudi Arabia or Turkey would be preferable venues.
First Published: Tuesday, December 27, 2011, 23:57