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Four-nation group pushes for direct talks with Taliban
Published :Wednesday, 13 January, 2016,  Time : 12:00 AM  View Count : 19

ISLAMABAD, Jan 12 : A four-nation group involving the US, Afghanistan, Pakistan and China has pushed for immediate direct talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban to end the conflict in the war-torn country.
"The participants emphasised the immediate need for direct talks between representatives of the government of Afghanistan and representatives from Taliban groups in a peace process that aims to preserve Afghanistan's unity, sovereignty and territorial integrity," a joint statement said after the meeting here yesterday.
"The group would hold discussions on a roadmap at its next meeting to be held on 18th January 2016 in Kabul," it said.      ?PTI











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