Diplomats Meet in Pakistan in Effort to Restart Peace Talks With Taliban


ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Senior diplomats from Pakistan, Afghanistan, China and the United States met in Islamabad on Monday to try to lay the groundwork for a new round of peace talks with the Taliban.

The push for new talks has taken on urgency in recent months, as aggressive Taliban offensives have been seizing large sections of Afghan territory. The presence of both American and Chinese officials at the meeting was seen as a signal of the importance of the negotiations.