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Taliban can open office everywhere in Afghanistan: HPC

Taliban can open office everywhere in Afghanistan: HPC

Dec 12, 2017 - 17:19

KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): A visiting High Peace Council (HPC) delegation on Tuesday said the government would agree to every mechanism the Taliban suggest for reviving the stalled peace talks to find a negotiated end to the conflict in Afghanistan.

Headed by Qazi Habibullah Fawzi, the HPC delegation arrived in southern Kandahar province on Tuesday.

Fawzi told Pajhwok Afghan News during an interview that the Taliban could open their office wherever they wanted in Afghanistan because without a political office no talks could take place.

He added the government had no pre-condition for the revival of peace talks and asked the Taliban not to impose any condition ahead of talks.

Fawzi said they were ready to agree with every mechanism for the launch of peace talks.

He said fighting was not the way forward and asked the rebels to enter peace talks as soon as possible because there was no legal obstacle to talks for the sake of peace.

The government and the people of Afghanistan wanted honorable peace talks and they did not want the Taliban to surrender but to negotiate.

He said the purpose of provincial trips was to develop national consensus on peace. During its trip to Kandahar, the HPC delegation would meet tribal elder, religious scholars, civil society activists and the youth.