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Kabul Process can be a platform for talks with Taliban: President

Kabul Process can be a platform for talks with Taliban: President

May 19, 2017 - 23:23

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has said Afghan government would head the Kabul Process Conference and the platform would be used for talks with the Talibaninfo-icon and other armed groups, a statement from Presidential Palace said on Friday.

The president expressed the view during a meeting with foreign and local diplomats in which the Kabul Process Conference which would be initiated soon was discussed.

He said the Kabul Process would not be merely a formality but the platform would ensure durable peace and stability in Afghanistaninfo-icon. The process would be a symbol of joint counter-terrorism efforts, he added.

Ghani said the Kabul Process was an important initiative and Afghanistan in collaboration with other regional countries would take more step to eliminate terrorism and ensure stability and peace.

He said Afghanistan was fighting a different type of terrorism currently that has huge different with the one fought some years back.

“It is not easy whatever we want could be achieved easily, but it would time and there will be hurdles,” he believed.


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