Afghan Government, Taliban to meet for second round of peace talks on Friday

Karachi: Afghan Government and Taliban representatives are set to meet for the second round of peace talks in Murree on Friday, said senior Pakistan Government officials.

The meeting is slated to take place in the hill resort of Murree near Islamabad, reports the Dawn.

There was initially some confusion over the venue of the second round of talks, with Afghan Government officials saying that the meeting could take place in the north-western Chinese city of Urumqi, and the Taliban wanting the meeting to take place in Doha.

An official said they were only facilitating the talks, adding that it was an “Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace initiative”.

He said it was the starting of a long process where the Afghan Government and the Taliban have to maintain mutual understanding.

The first round of the Murree Peace Process was held on July 7. (ANI)