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Taliban demands removal from ‘UN blacklist’ before rejoining peace talks

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Doha : An Afghan official has revealed in an unofficial forum in Qatar that the Afghan Taliban wants to be removed from a United Nations blacklist before considering rejoining peace talks with the Afghan Government aimed at ending the 15 year war.

Afghanistan and its neighbours are trying to get troubled negotiations back on track after months of ordeal and fighting, reports Dawn.

A Taliban member conveyed that ‘first remove us from the blacklist of the United Nations and allow us to freely travel around the world and then we can think about holding peace talks’.

The two day meeting in Doha organised by the Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs gave them an opportunity to express their views about the future of Afghanistan.(ANI)

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