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Negotiating teams meet, agree on a number of working principles

A number of Afghan peace negotiators said that both sides have reached consensus over the code of conduct and on moving forward to complete the working principals pertaining to talks going forward. 

Sources said the teams also agreed on a timetable for the talks and each side assigned two coordinators. 

One Afghan negotiator, Nader Nadery said the team leaders from each side addressed the meeting and both called for patience and tolerance during talks. 

The Taliban’s spokesman Mohammad Naeem also confirmed the day’s developments. 

The historic intra-Afghan peace talks officially started on Saturday with an opening ceremony attended by representatives of dozens of countries, including the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.