Afghan peace talks ahead as Pakistan approaches Taliban

  • All the factions of Taliban and other groups have been approached by Pakistan to initiate direct peace talks with the Afghan government. The talks between the Afghan government, the Taliban and Hizb-e-Islami will be facilitated by the Afghans, Pakistani, Chinese and U.S. officials. Pakistan is going to host the talks as concluded at the meeting of the Quadrilateral Coordination Group. The talk is expected to be held in the first week of March in which the authorized officials of the Taliban are to participate.