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Afghan President Urges Taliban To Talk Peace, Offering Political Recognition

At a conference in Kabul , Ashraf Ghani offered the insurgent group a variety of incentives to come to the negotiating table — including passports, a political office and the release of prisoners.
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani shakes hands with a foreign delegate at the Kabul Process conference in the country's capital Wednesday. During the conference, Ghani called on the Taliban to participate in peace talks with the Afghan government. Source: Shah Marai

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani opened an international conference Wednesday in Kabul with a substantial overture to his government's longtime antagonist: If the Taliban comes to the negotiating table and recognizes Ghani's government, the Afghan leader would in turn offer the insurgent group a role as a legitimate political party

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