July 7, 2015 / 12:31 PM / in 2 years

Afghan president says peace delegation meeting Taliban in Pakistan

KABUL (Reuters) - The Afghan government has sent a peace delegation to Pakistan for negotiations with the Taliban, the president’s office said in a statement on Twitter on Tuesday.

Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani speaks during a news conference in Kabul, Afghanistan May 11, 2015. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail/Files

The meeting could be a step towards starting a formal peace process with the insurgent group that was ousted from power by a U.S. led invasion in 2001.

Reporting by Kabul bureau, Editing by Clarence Fernandez

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