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Talks with Taliban to yield positive outcome: Masood

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zia-masoodAhmadzia Masood, the president advisor for reforms and good governance, on Saturday hoped that peace talks with Taliban would yield positive results.

Talking to reports in Kabul, Masood said: “Thanks to almighty Allah, we got positive messages with regard to peace process from various sources. I hope durable peace will be established soon throughout the country.”

Earlier in the day, President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani during a news conference with the visiting US defence secretary, said: “Ground has been paved for result-oriented peace talks, which are in the interests of Afghans.”

Also a presidential palace statement said that President Ghani appreciated Pakistan’s recent efforts in paving the ground for peace and reconciliation. “We welcome the recent position Pakistan has taken in pronouncing Afghanistan’s enemy as Pakistan’s,” the statement added.