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Efforts for peace talks to continue: Daudzai

Efforts for peace talks to continue: Daudzai

Jan 22, 2014 - 21:26

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Interior Minister Mohammad Omar Daudzai on Wednesday said efforts to revive the stalled peace talks with the Talibaninfo-icon would continue whether or not the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) was signed.

Addressing a seminar in Kabul, the minister said the government was ready to initiate peace talks with the rebels under all circumstances.

The four-day seminar that began here today involves provincial police chiefs to discuss security for the April elections.

Daudzai, however, said the BSA would guarantee a long-term international community’s cooperation with the Afghan government and security forces.

He said the Taliban had repeatedly been called upon by the government to arrive at the negotiating table and efforts to revive the stalled peace talks would continue whether or not the BSA was signed.

The minister also said Afghanistaninfo-icon had signed strategic cooperation agreements with several countries, including the US, on long-term cooperation.

Daudzai said the international community had promised assisting Afghanistan beyond 2014.



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