U.S. strategy to extend peace offer to Taliban as a game changer: Afghan President [Radio Pakistan] 13 Mar, 2018

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani described the new U.S. strategy allowing Kabul to extend its peace offer to the Taliban as a game changer.In his meeting with the visiting U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, he said the new US Policy has forced every actor to re-examine their assumptions.Earlier, talking to reporters before landing in Kabul on a surprised visit, Jim Mattis said that the United States has picked up signs of interest from Taliban elements in exploring the possibility of talks with Kabul to end Afghan war.He said the positive signals had come from small numbers of insurgents who have either started to come over or expressed an interest in talking.

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