Taliban Peace Talks Encouraged by Afghans, Pakistan and U.S. Officials

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Officials from Afghanistan, Pakistan and the U.S. expressed willingness Wednesday to explore and encourage efforts to boost dialogue between Afghanistan’s government and Taliban groups, according to a published report.
Meeting on the sidelines of the Heart of Asia conference at the prime minister’s house in Islamabad, officials expressed their commitment to speed up diplomatic and political efforts to end the conflict, which has raged since 2001, according to Dawn.