China, Tal­iban discuss Afghan peace process

The Times of India (New Delhi edition) - - Times Global -

Kabul: A Tal­iban del­e­ga­tion met China’s spe­cial rep­re­sen­ta­tive for Afghanista­n in Bei­jing on Sun­day to discuss the group’s peace talks with the US, a spokesman for the Is­lamist in­sur­gency said. The meet­ing comes af­ter US Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump’s eleventh-hour can­cel­la­tion ear­lier this month of the ne­go­ti­a­tions be­tween his coun­try and the Tal­iban, which many had hoped would pave the way to a broader peace deal .

The Tal­iban’s nine-mem­ber del­e­ga­tion trav­elled to Bei­jing and met Deng Xi­jun, China’s spe­cial rep­re­sen­ta­tive for Afghanista­n, said Suhail Sha­heen, the Afghan group’s spokesman, on his of­fi­cial Twit­ter ac­count. “The Chi­nese spe­cial rep­re­sen­ta­tive said the US-Tal­iban deal is a good frame­work for the peace­ful so­lu­tion of the Afghan is­sue and they sup­port it,” Sha­heen wrote.

China’s for­eign min­istry did not re­spond to an e-mail re­quest­ing com­ment.

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