Picking up Afghan Taliban interest in peace talks, says Jim Mattis amid surprise Kabul tour
The militant group and the government of President Ashraf Ghani are invited to attend the March 26-27 meeting in the Uzbek capital Tashkent, to look for ways to ensure peace in Afghanistan, however, Taliban have made no application to attend the event.
On the other hand, Ghani is set to show up along with US Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan and European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini.
Moreover, the foreign ministers of Pakistan, India, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkey and UN Special Representative for Afghanistan, Tadamichi Yamamoto would also be sharing the forum.
Afghan President Ghani offers initiating ... 11:43 AM | 28 Feb, 2018
KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani expressed his readiness to initiate negotiations with Taliban for a durable peace in ...
“The Afghan government must be accepting and we will also work on the list of freeing Taliban prisoners”, he opined as he opened the second Kabul Process meeting in the Afghan capital.
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