China tries to revive Taliban peace talks, joining dialogue with Pakistan, Afghanistan and US

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Chinese officials will take parts in negotiations between Afghanistan and Pakistan next month in an effort to restart peace talks with the Taliban.
The negotiations, which will also involve officials from the United States, were agreed upon on Sunday, officials said, despite growing militant violence.
The announcement came as Pakistan’s powerful army chief General Raheel Sharif visited Kabul for a meeting with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah.