Tal­iban re­jects Ghani’s of­fer of lo­cal of­fice:

The Washington Post - - THE WORLD -

Afghan Pres­i­dent Ashraf Ghani of­fered the Tal­iban the pos­si­bil­ity of open­ing an of­fice in Afghanistan but the pro­posal was swiftly spurned by the group. Ghani has ex­pressed alarm at the Tal­iban shut­ting his ad­min­is­tra­tion out of ac­cel­er­at­ing peace ne­go­ti­a­tions with the United States as well as re­cent Moscow talks with Afghan op­po­si­tion politi­cians, and he re­peated ear­lier of­fers to give the group a se­cure of­fi­cial ad­dress “in Kabul, Nan­ga­har or Kan­da­har by to­mor­row” to aid fu­ture diplo­macy be­tween the two sides. A Tal­iban spokesman said the group’s fo­cus was on in­ter­na­tional recog­ni­tion of its of­fice in Doha, Qatar.

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