Afghan peace talks resume on Tuesday



KABUL: A fresh round of peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban would begin in Qatar tomorrow (Tuesday) although months of deliberations between the two sides have yielded little so far.

In a major breakthrough last year both parties had finally agreed at least on what to discuss in the next round.

Afghan government negotiators will push for a permanent ceasefire and to protect the existing system of governance, in place since the ouster of the Taliban in 2001 by a US-led invasion in the wake of the September 11 attacks.