The official announcements from both sides inject much needed life into the embattled peace process in Afghanistan after months of limited, if any, progress.
Long-awaited direct negotiations between the Afghan government and the Taliban will start in a week, the government of President Ashraf Ghani said on Tuesday.
In addition, the government said it would "soon" complete its part in the long-awaited and controversial prisoner exchange with the Taliban.
“The Islamic Republic will soon complete the release of 5,000 Taliban prisoners,” according ...
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