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Afghan government, Taleban to meet in a week: Pakistan

Afghan government, Taleban to meet in a week: Pakistan

Sharif's advisor on foreign affairs and national security said that a major breakthrough in the process is expected within three months, reports Khaama press.



By (IANS)

Published: Tue 23 Jun 2015, 5:33 PM

Last updated: Wed 8 Jul 2015, 2:59 PM

Islamabad - Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's key advisor Sartaj Aziz on Tuesday said that the Afghanistan government and Taleban negotiators are likely to meet in a week’s time.

Sharif's advisor on foreign affairs and national security said that a major breakthrough in the process is expected within three months, reports Khaama press.

Aziz said at the National Assembly’s foreign affairs committee that Pakistan earlier facilitated a meeting between Afghan High Peace Council’s secretary Masoom Stanekzai and Taleban representatives in the Chinese city of Urumqi.

Aziz did not disclose the location of this meeting but according to sources it could be more likely in China, Norway, United Arab Emirates and Qatar since most of the previous meetings have taken place in these countries.

He also said that another meeting has been planned later this month.

Aziz’s statement comes amid a sharp raise in Taleban attacks in the country and Taleban-led attack on the Afghan Parliament House on Monday in Kabul.


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