UN Security Council welcomes talks with Taliban
WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The powerful UN Security Council on Friday welcomed talks between representatives of the Taliban and the Afghan government in Pakistan recently and described this as step towards peace and reconciliation.
Reaffirming their commitment to support Afghanistan on its path towards peace, reconciliation, democracy and development, the Security Council in a statement encouraged parties in the talks to continue building on these efforts through an inclusive, Afghan-led and Afghan-owned dialogue as laid forth in the 20 July 2010 Kabul Conference Communiqué.
The Security Council appreciated the constructive roles played by Pakistan, China, the US and international community.
Reiterated that women have a vital role to play in the peace process, the Security Council recalled the need for the full, equal and effective participation of women at all its stages.
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