Afghan fac­tions to dis­cuss fu­ture

Austin American-Statesman - - NEWS - Com­piled from wire re­ports

Mem­bers of Afghanistan’s war­ring sides gath­ered near Paris on Thurs­day to be­gin in­for­mal talks about the coun­try’s fu­ture as U.S. and NATO forces pull out. It was the first time that se­nior fig­ures in the Tal­iban and Hezb-i-Is­lami in­sur­gent groups were to meet with Afghan government of­fi­cials and mem­bers of the former North­ern Al­liance, which fought the Tal­iban for years. Or­ga­niz­ers of the two-day gath­er­ing, which is be­ing hosted by a French think tank, hope it will gen­er­ate help­ful dis­cus­sions but have said there will not be ne­go­ti­a­tions for a peace deal.

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