Afghan official: Meeting with Taliban could be this month

February 7, 2016 11:00 AM

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KABUL, Afghanistan – An Afghan official says the government expects to hold direct talks with representatives of the Taliban by the end of this month.

Ahmad Shakib Mostaghani, the Foreign Ministry spokesman, said on Sunday officials from Afghanistan, Pakistan, China and the United States had laid out a roadmap toward peace talks at their latest meeting in Islamabad.

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