• publish: 3 September 2015
  • time: 10:44 am
  • category: Politics
  • No: 1005
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Afghan government and Taliban peace talks likely to resume this month

Pakistan’s Express News reports that upon a request from Afghan government, the governments of Pakistan and China put all efforts in to convince Taliban to resume peace talks.

The report further states that signals have been given by the leadership of Taliban that peace talks could resume in the second week of September in Pakistan and that the process could continue.

The first round of face-to-face talks between Afghan government and Taliban took place in Pakistan at the end of July where both sides exchanged their demands and the participants agreed to hold another round of talks soon.

But this round was postponed due to the death report of the group’s Supreme Leader Mullah Mohammad Omar.

Afghanistan was expecting that the relations with Pakistan would get better following the arrangement of face-to-face talks but it worsened in the aftermath of deadly attacks in Kabul.

Taliban and Haqqani network were held responsible for these attacks. Afghan government said Haqqani network and Taliban are backed by Pakistan.

The United States is also not looking very happy with Pakistan’s actions against Haqqani network. US urged Pakistan to take severe actions against Haqqani network in its territory.

Meanwhile, Sartaj Aziz the Advisor on National Security and Foreign Affairs to Pakistan’s Prime Minister Mohammad Nawaz is coming to Kabul to take part in RECCA 6 and mend relations with Afghanistan.

Afghan officials say relations with Pakistan could get better if they truly stop supporting militant groups in Afghanistan.

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