Afghanistan pushes to resolve conflicts with Taliban

In an ongoing effort to find a way out of the country's 17-year-old war, Kabul would send representatives to "exchange views" with Taliban officials at renewed talks, due to take place in the Qatari capital of Doha later this month.

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani's envoy for peace said the delegation would serve only to exchange views with the Taliban, and its members would not necessarily be the same as a formal negotiating team. In a statement, the Taliban said the upcoming Doha talks would clarify participants' "views and policies while allowing them to share their stance", adding that the conference is not a negotiations summit or any such meeting.

US and Taliban officials have held several rounds of talks but the militant group has so far refused to talk directly to the Afghan government.

Source: VOV5