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Pakistan Government hosts talks between Taliban and Afghan Government: FO

ISLAMABAD – Foreign Office of Pakistan has confirmed to host talks between Afghan Government officials and Taliban representatives in Murree.

FO spokesperson, Qazi Khalilullah confirmed the development in a weekly news briefing.

The high-powered Afghan delegation has been in Islamabad for the last three days on an unannounced invitation for holding talks with Taliban.

Qazi Khalilullah added that representatives of United States and China were also present in the talks.

Confirming the development while speaking in Oslo, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif called holding of the talks “a major breakthrough”.

The prime minister said: “There may be certain spoilers, but we should make sure that nobody tries to derail this process as it is not only the obligation of Afghanistan, Pakistan and other parties, but also the obligation of international community.”

FO declared that this was the first session of talks which ended on very progressive note. Spokesperson hinted that next session of talks would be held after the month of Ramadan.