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Intra-Afghan talks an important step towards lasting peace: Karzai

 AT News Report

KABUL: Former President, Hamid Karzai believes that negotiation between government and Taliban would be an important step towards a lasting peace in the country.

Abdul Salam Rahimi, head of the newly established ministry of state for peace, said Saturday that the government delegation would sit with Taliban negotiators for the first time within two weeks. The report was warmly welcomed by the people. But Taliban as usual rejected any talks with the government of President Ghani, who they degrade as a US stooge.

The former president said Sunday that he was optimistic to a direct negotiation between the government and Taliban and calls it a good measure for peace.

He called on the government to share the process with the people of Afghanistan and make a team to represent all Afghans and lead the negotiations to success.

He also asked the people to cooperate with the government for a durable peace.

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