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Kabul welcomes Islamabad’s peace move

Kabul welcomes Islamabad’s peace move

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Feb 10, 2014 - 20:51

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The Afghan Council of Ministers on Monday welcomed Islamabad’s initiative to officially enter peace talks with the Pakistani Talibaninfo-icon, calling on Afghan rebels to follow suit.

The Pakistani Taliban have finalised a 15-point draft for talks with the government after the long-awaited talks aimed to end the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistaninfo-icon (TTP) insurgency began between committees of both sides few days ago.

The Cabinet that met at the Presidential Palace in Kabul in a statement said peace and war in one neighbouring country had a direct impact on the other. It added dialogue could end the ongoing conflict and allow a sigh of relief to the people of both countries.

The statement also called on the Afghan Taliban to enter negotiations with the High Peace Councilinfo-icon (HPC) to end the decades-long suffering of the nation, which was witness to years of civil war and ongoing conflict.  

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