End to terror a condition for peace dialogue: Ghani


KABUL: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said international meetings next month to lay the groundwork for a possible resumption of peace talks with the Taliban had to seek an approach to the fractured insurgent movement that ensured a rejection of terrorism.

Officials from Afghanistan, Pakistan, China and the United States are due to meet in Islamabad to try to revive a peace process that stalled in July when the news came out that Taliban leader Mullah Omar had died two years earlier.