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Afghan High Peace Council seeks direct talks with Taliban in coming weeks

Salaam Times

KABUL -- The Afghan High Peace Council (HPC) is hoping to hold its first round of direct peace talks with the Taliban in the coming weeks, as part of efforts to revive the negotiations, Khaama Press reported Thursday (July 5).

HPC Secretariat Chief Mohammad Akram Khpalwak informed the Wolesi Jirga (lower house of parliament) Wednesday (July 4) about the potential start of the talks.

The announcement came days after President Ashraf Ghani Saturday (June 30) declared the end of an 18-day ceasefire, ordering Afghan forces to resume offensive operations against the Taliban militants.

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متین مراد | 07-11-2018

Which Taliban? Taliban do not have a specific location. The peace council may wishes many things! Taliban, however, only want war. You should respond war with war and peace with peace. In fact, the peace council is actually a war council. Ever since the peace council has been established the Taliban forces have further strengthened and spread. The peace council must be dissolved in order for the war to be diminished.

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