Feb 23, 2016 12:41 AM

Afghan official: Date expected for Kabul-Taliban meeting

The Associated Press

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) An Afghan official says talks in Kabul between representatives of four countries trying to end Afghanistan's war with the Taliban are likely to set a date for a face-to-face meeting between the two sides.

Representatives of Afghanistan, Pakistan, China and the United States are due to meet Tuesday for a fourth round of discussions setting conditions for eventual peace talks between Kabul and the Taliban.

Javid Faisal, deputy spokesman for Afghan Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah, says the delegates "should give a date for the first direct peace talks."

Earlier meetings have set a roadmap for formal peace talks. The insurgency is now in its 15th year.

The process is expected to take months, possibly years. These preliminary meetings setting conditions for a future dialogue do not include the Taliban.

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