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Pakistan to host 2nd round of Afghan peace talks

(Last Updated On: July 26, 2015)

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Pakistan is going to host the second round of direct peace talks between Afghan government and Taliban on July 31, a senior Pakistani security official has confirmed to a Pakistani newspaper on Saturday.

“I can confirm the second round of the Afghan peace talks will be held in Pakistan,” the security official has told on the condition of anonymity.

Earlier reports emerged from Afghanistan’s High Peace Council that second round of talks will take place in Urumqi city of China on July 30. While a Presidential spokesman has said that the place, time and composition of the representative of the second round of talks has not been determined yet.

Islamabad hosted the first direct interaction between the Afghan government and Taliban group in July 7, the two sides agreed to meet again after Ramadan.

Afghan government representatives may ask a ceasefire on Afghanistan’s war to build trust for further negotiations.

Reportedly Taliban powerful representatives will participate in the second round of talks including a member from Qatar political office. But no confirmation is available yet.

By: H Hesam

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