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Talks with Taliban to Start Soon: Chief Negotiator

Talks with Taliban to Start Soon: Chief Negotiator

KABUL - The government’s chief negotiator Massoum Stanikzai says the team would soon start intra-Afghan talks with Taliban on behalf of the nation.
Stanikzai, who leads the team, tweeted that the declaration of the consultative Loya Jirga was in fact a roadmap for direct peace talks in the national interests.
Stanikzai, however, did not give a specific date for the launch of the long-awaited talks. But a well-placed source said the negotiating team was expected to travel to Doha for talks with the Taliban.
On Wednesday, President Ghani met the negotiating team at the Presidential Palace. He said the Afghans saw their strength in diversity, unity and coordination.
The president added the government-mandated peace negotiating team enjoyed strong support from his administration and the people. (Pajhwok)