Pajhwok Services

SMS News Service

Photo Service

Election Coverage

Special Mining Page

Afghan Peace Process Special Page

Addvertise With Pajhwok

Daily Newsletter

Sending Time (GMT / Kabul time)

Suggest a Story

Pajhwok is interested in your story suggestions. Please tell us your thoughts by clicking here.

Talks on Afghan-US strategic pact resume

Talks on Afghan-US strategic pact resume

Feb 07, 2012 - 19:45

KABULinfo-icon (PANinfo-icon): Talks on a proposed strategic cooperation agreement with the US government have recently been resumed after a break due to the 2nd Bonn conference on December 5, 2011, an official said on Tuesday.

The talks were supposed to resume in January, but delayed until this month, the Afghan foreign ministry spokesman, Janna Musazai, told news conference in Kabul, but stopped short of giving more details.

The Afghan government has recently signed strategic cooperation pacts with India, the UK, Italy and France.

When asked about the peace negotiation between the Talibaninfo-icon and the US, Musazai said the Afghan government was aware of all the developments.

"There is a need for more time, efforts, work and patience to see the peace talks succeed. The talks are currently in initial stages," he said without going into details.

His remarks came days after rumors that the Afghan government had been bypassed in the peace negotiations between the Taliban and the US.

The Taliban last month confirmed they had agreed to have a political office in Qatar for peace talks with the Afghan government and the international fraternity.


Related Article

Download “Pajhwok” mobile App, on your smartphone to read and access latest news, features, interviews, videos and photos about Afghanistan.


Add new comment



Twitter Update