ISLAMABAD: China, United States, Afghanistan and Pakistan launched the third round of talks for reinstating peace and stability in Afghanistan. A roadmap for the Afghan reconciliation process was approved Saturday during the four-nation meeting.
According to a statement released after the meeting, talks for peace between the warring Taliban and Afghan government are expected in the coming month after the roadmap was approved.
Addressing the meeting, Pakistan’s Adviser to PM on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz stated that Pakistan completely supports the Afghan reconciliation process and reiterated that violence in Afghanistan can only be ended through these efforts for peace.
The meeting for Afghanistan’s peace and reconciliation kicked off in Islamabad with Foreign Secretary Aizaz Chaudhry leading the Pakistan delegation and Sartaj Aziz delivering the opening address.
Two meetings of the Quadrilateral Coordination Committee have been held previously in Islamabad and Kabul with the first ever round held in Islamabad on January 11th.
Since the clash among Taliban factions, leaders of the banned outfit have not come together to decide to either accept talks proposal or not.
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— The Daily Mail - People's Daily