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Pakistan says peace talks between Afghan officials and Taliban end, plan to meet after Ramadan


ISLAMABAD — Pakistan's foreign ministry says one-day peace talks between Afghan officials and Taliban representatives ended with both sides agreeing to meet again after the Islamic fasting month of Ramadan.

In a statement released Wednesday, the ministry said the talks were held Tuesday at Murree, a hill resort near Islamabad, Pakistan's capital.

The ministry said during the talks it was "agreed that for lasting peace in the region, each side would approach the process in sincerity and with full commitment."

Since taking office in September, Afghan President has made it a priority to find a peace settlement, even as fighting has continued in the war against the insurgency waged by the Taliban since their ouster in the 2001 U.S.-led invasion.

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