VOA EXCLUSIVE: Afghan Official Expects Peace Talks Soon


IA close aide to Afghan President Ashraf Ghani says he is “very positive” that direct peace talks with Taliban insurgents will take place before the end of this month with no conditions from either side.  Efforts are under way to determine the venue for the much-anticipated meeting.
In an exclusive interview with VOA, Afghanistan’s newly appointed ambassador to Pakistan, Omar Zakhilwal, singled out for credit Islamabad’s “positive” cooperation for rekindling hopes for Afghan peace.