FARAKHABAR: MoFA Optimistic About Peace Talks
The Afghan Foreign Ministry said Friday that discussions have begun in Islamabad regarding a restart of peace talks, and, according to the ministry spokesman Sibghat Ahmadi, new talks between the Afghan government, the Taliban, and “other parties” (presumably the US) are likely to resume soon.
It is the second day that Taliban representatives are in Islamabad to meet with senior Pakistani officials.
Sources close to the discussions say the Taliban representatives are planning to remain in Islamabad for another two days and hold informal meetings with Zalmay Khalilzad, the US Special Envoy for Afghanistan Reconciliation.
Spokesperson Ahmadi said that since Pakistan is trying to start peace talks, the Afghan Foreign Ministry welcomes Pakistan’s hosting of the Taliban.
In this episode host Yaser Abrar discusses the topic with Ajmal Balochzad, a political activist, and Abdullah Qarloq, a senate house member.