Afghan govt, Taliban 2nd round of talks postponed
KABUL (Pajhwok): In view of the reports regarding the death of Mullah Muhammad Omar and the resulting uncertainty, and at the request of the Afghan Taliban leadership, the second round of the Afghan peace talks has been postponed, a statement from the Pakistan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Thursday.
The statement said that “Pakistan and other friendly countries of Afghanistan hope that the Taliban leadership will stay engaged in the process of peace talks in order to promote a lasting peace in Afghanistan.”
Pakistan hoped that those forces, which due to their malafide intent wanted to undermine the peace talks, would not succeed in their designs, the statement added.
Earlier, the second round of peace talks was scheduled to take place on Friday in Islamabad. Taliban said that their political office had not aware about the second round of talks.
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