Afghan delegation to meet Taliban leader
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Afghanistan's president says that Pakistan will allow an Afghan peace delegation to meet with a senior member of the Taliban who may be able to help start talks with the insurgency.
An announcement from Hamid Karzai's office said Wednesday that an agreement was reached in London for a delegation from Afghanistan's High Peace Council to meet in the near future with Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, who remains in Pakistan after his release from prison last month.
Baradar was the No. 2 of the Taliban until his arrest in Pakistan in 2010.
The decision was made in London on Tuesday at a meeting attended by Karzai, British Prime Minister David Cameron and Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.
It is unclear, however, if Baradar will agree to meet the Afghan delegation.
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