Afghan Govt denies reports involvement in peace talks with Taliban in Turkey

Kabul: An Afghan Presidential spokesman Shah Hussain Murtazawi said the individuals who have participated in the talks with the Taliban members in Turkey are not representing the government of Afghanistan. The Afghan government reacted at the ongoing informal talks with the Taliban group in Turkey saying the participants of the meeting do not represent the Afghan government.

This comes as reports emerged earlier suggesting that the Afghan government officials are busy meeting the Taliban group members in Turkey. According to reports, a number of the presidential advisors have also taken part in the meeting which has been organized with the initiative of the government of Turkey.

Another Afghan official Humayoun Jarir who represents the Afghan high peace council in the meeting said informal talks are underway with the Taliban group under an initiative of the government of Turkey to start reconciliation process.

He expressed optimisms regarding the launch of the informal talks and said the Taliban group also supports intra-Afghan talks in a bid to end the ongoing violence in the country.

However, the Taliban group rejects that any of its representatives have participated in the meeting in Turkey.

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