Big breakthrough reported in proposed talks with government and Afghan Taliban

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Big breakthrough reported in proposed talks with government and Afghan Taliban

KABUL - The talks between Afghan government and Taliban will start within the next two weeks in Germany.

In a statement, Afghan State Minister for Peace Affairs, Abdul Salam Rahimi called on the warring sides to reduce level of violence ahead of the direct talks.

He said Foreign ministry has started consultations with different stakeholders on forming a 15-member negotiating team who will lead the peace talks with the Taliban.

There has been no immediate reaction from the Taliban about recent remarks by the Afghan minister regarding the peace talks.