Resumption of Afghan peace talks on the cards – The Express Tribune


ISLAMABAD: After a break of almost three years, direct talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban are expected to resume soon, officials and diplomatic sources in knowledge of the development said on Tuesday.

Preliminary talks between Afghan officials and Taliban representatives are thought to have already taken place at an undisclosed location. Officials of some other countries also attended the crucial parleys.

Afghan government’s peace offer

“The Eid-ul-Fitr ceasefire announced by both the Afghan government and the Taliban was a result of those initial contacts,” said officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the issue.

It was for the first time since the 2001 US invasion of Afghanistan that the Taliban had announced a ceasefire. In an unprecedented …. Read more on The Express Tribune