Afghan President Eyes Improved Ties With Pakistan, Taliban Talks


KABUL — Afghanistan is hoping to improve its rocky relations with neighboring Pakistan over the next few months as a prelude to a possible return to stalled peace talks with Taliban insurgents, President Ashraf Ghani told a French television station.

Ghani, who met Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif at the margins of the climate conference in Paris on Monday, was cautious about prospects for any quick breakthrough after years of what he called “an undeclared state of hostilities” between the two countries.