Kabul-Afghanistan (PMG):

Reporter: Follad Ahangaran

The foreign ministry said that possibly the government direct peace talks would start with the Taliban in the upcoming two weeks. A spokesman for the Afghan Foreign Ministry said that it would take up to a week or two to begin direct talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban. Foreign Ministry spokesman Sebghat Ahmadi said at a press conference in the Foreign Ministry that Germany will set up direct talk’s opportunity between the Afghan government and the Taliban.

Meanwhile, Mr. Ahmadi added: “Interfax negotiations may take place in the next one or two weeks, and Germany has guaranteed that it will set the stage for the beginning of the process and direct talks between the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and Taliban representatives and probably this meeting will be held outside the country.” For the first time, direct talks between the Afghan government and Taliban will take place and the Taliban will negotiate directly with the Afghan government; though the Taliban have twice talked to Afghan politicians and six times with US delegates according to the peace implementation in Afghanistan, but the group have rejected any talks with the Afghan government in the past.

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