Dialogues with Afghan Taliban will be Afghan led: Abdullah Abdullah

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Dialogues with Afghan Taliban will be Afghan led: Abdullah Abdullah
KABUL: Afghanistan Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah said that the negotiations with Taliban have to be Afghan led and Afghan owned.

 

Afghan Prime Minister said that Pakistan has an influence on Taliban and talks will bring peace and stability in the region.

 

A quadrilateral meeting with Taliban is going to be held in Islamabad on February 6 and Pakistan, China, US and Afghanistan will participate in the meeting.

 

Abdullah said that India is not included in peace talks but India is our strategic partner and can play a positive role for peace in the region.

 

India had provided three MI-35 multi role helicopters and military hardware to Afghanistan last year.

 

He thanked India for support and empowering Afghanistan.

 

Taliban agreed to participate in peace talks if the group is excluded from UN blacklist, unfreezing of assets and freeing prisoned Taliban members.

 

Next meeting will be held in Islamabad and Afghanistan has set end of April as deadline for peace talks.