US optimistic about revival of Afghan reconciliation process


ISLAMABAD: The United States expressed optimism on Tuesday about the revival of the suspended Afghan reconciliation process, but said that the resumption of dialogue would be the militant group’s call.

“We are absolutely hopeful that the process can be resumed. … It is for Taliban to decide on talking to their government,” acting US Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Jarrett Blanc told a group of journalists as he concluded his visit to Kabul and Islamabad.