Rassoul: Taliban Could Participate In Bonn Conference

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The Afghan foreign minister Dr. Zalmai Rassoul stated on Sunday the Taliban may participate in the Bonn Conference if the reconciliation process moves forward satisfactorily. The second Bonn conference on the future of Afghanistan is due to be held on Dec 5th.

Meanwhile, Karzai had claimed on June 18 if the Taliban were to participate , they would as part of the Afghan delegation, and not separately.

On the other hand, US Ambassador to Afghanistan had said last week that there wouldn’t be militants’ representation at the event. “There is no question of Taliban’s participation in the Afghan-led conference, to be hosted by Germany.