In a meeting with Pakistani officials, the Afghan Taliban has agreed to resume peace talks. A delegation of Pakistani officials and the Afghan Taliban met in the Foreign Office.
The Pakistani delegation was led by Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, while a 12-member Afghan Taliban delegation was led by Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar.
The Afghan Taliban delegation arrived in Pakistan yesterday, while US Special Envoy for Peace Zalmay Khalilzad is also present in Islamabad. Sources say Taliban leaders are also expected to meet with Zalmay Khalilzad.
Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi welcomed the delegation to the Foreign Ministry. Speaking on the occasion, Shah Mehmood Qureshi said that Pak-Afghan relations are based on religious, cultural, and historical grounds.