RFE: Afghan Government: No Plans To Revive Peace Talks With Taliban
The Afghan president's office said there are currently no plans to try to kick-start peace talks with the Taliban.
Haroon Chakhansuri, spokesman for President Ashraf Ghani, said on July 14 that a four-nation group created in hopes of starting talks with Talbian representatives had no plans to meet, the AP reported.
The group -- which is made up of Afghanistan, Pakistan, China, and the United States -- has met five times this year in both Kabul and Pakistan.
But Taliban representatives refused to participate in any of the meetings.
Ghani has accused Islamabad of harboring Taliban leaders, a charge that Pakistani officials reject.
Chakhansuri said Afghanistan continues to suffer from "terrorist groups that operate from and have a support base in Pakistan."
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Update #1: Afghan Official: No Plans to Revive Peace Talks With Taliban -- ABC News/AP
Update #2: Afghanistan Has No Plans to Renew Peace Talks on Taliban -- Newsweek
WNU Editor: These talks have been going nowhere for years .... this announcement only makes it official.