Pakistan

ISLAMABAD – A delegation of Pakistan, led by Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua, reached Oman on Sunday to participate in the four-nation talks on Afghanistan that begin tomorrow.

The Quadrilateral Coordination Group (QCG), which includes Afghanistan, Pakistan, China and US, will attempt to revive talks with the Taliban to bring a negotiated peace settlement in the war-torn country.

This will be the first meeting of the QCG after Afghan Taliban chief Mullah Akhtar Mansoor’s death in a US drone strike in Balochistan in May 2016.

The QCG held its first meeting in Islamabad on January 11, 2016 with the aim to revive the Afghan peace process.

Talking to Voice of America (VOA) recently, Pakistan’s foreign minister seemed optimistic regarding the QCG meeting. “The quadrilateral arrangement will again be in operation. So, that is something we still hope will… still work,” he remarked.