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Peace talks between Afghan officials, Taliban conclude, plan to meet again

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has made it a priority to find a peace settlement with the Taliban

Afghanistan, Taliban, Ashraf ghani, afghan taliban talks, afghan taliban meeting, afghan taliban peace talks, Pakistan An Afghan security officer holds his weapon ay the site of a suicide attack after clashes with Taliban fighters at the gate of an intelligence facility in Kabul, Afghanistan (AP photo)

Pakistan’s foreign ministry says one-day peace talks between Afghan officials and Taliban representatives ended with both sides agreeing to meet again after the Islamic fasting month of Ramadan.

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In a statement released on Wednesday, the ministry said the talks were held Tuesday at Murree, a hill resort near Islamabad, Pakistan’s capital.

The ministry said during the talks it was “agreed that for lasting peace in the region, each side would approach the process in sincerity and with full commitment.”

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Since taking office in September, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has made it a priority to find a peace settlement, even as fighting has continued in the war against the insurgency waged by the Taliban since their ouster in the 2001 U.S.-led invasion.

First published on: 08-07-2015 at 10:06 IST
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