Taliban ready for UN-supervised peace talks
KABUL (Pajhwok): In response to President Ashraf Ghani’s backdoor diplomacy, the Taliban have indicated their willingness to resume peace parleys with the new administration in Kabul, a media report said on Monday.
The reconciliation effort ran into snags last year when former president Hamid Karzai objected to the opening of a political office by the Taliban in the Qatari capital of Doha and slammed the bureau an affront to his government’s legitimacy.
In its online edition, The Express Tribune quoted unnamed Islamabad-based officials as saying that negotiations on reintegrating the Afghan Taliban into the country’s political equation had started under UN supervision.
Pakistan had assured the Afghan government and the Taliban of all-out help in reviving the stalled talks, the newspaper said, adding Ghani was trying to resuscitate the Doha peace process at a time when the Taliban have intensified attacks.
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