Karzai meets envoys of Taliban-linked group
Kabul, Mar 22: Afghan President Hamid Karzai Monday met representatives of a major Taliban-linked insurgent group in a step toward national reconciliation, a presidential spokesman said.
Deputy spokesman Hamed Elmi said a delegation from Hizb-i-Islami group headed by an Afghan warlord and former Prime Minister Gulbuddin Hekmatyar had a meeting with Karzai here. But refused to give any details of what was discussed.
But a member of the militant group said the meeting occurred Monday morning and that further talks were expected.
“I can confirm that a delegation of Hizb-i-Islami has arrived in Kabul with a plan and has met with the president,” the presidential spokesman Elmi said.
Lastupdate on : Mon, 22 Mar 2010 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Mon, 22 Mar 2010 18:30:00 GMT
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