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Pakistan To Show Kabul List Of Taliban Open To Peace Talks

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani with Pakistani Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif (file photo).

An Afghan official has said that Pakistan will present a list of Taliban insurgents willing to negotiate with Kabul during a four-nation meeting aimed at reviving the Afghan peace process.

Officials from Afghanistan, Pakistan, the United States, and China are scheduled to hold talks in Islamabad on January 11 to discuss a road map for peace talks.

The meeting will not include the Taliban.

Javid Faisal, deputy spokesman for Afghan Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah, said on January 10 that Pakistan's list will detail which Taliban militants do and do not want negotiations with Kabul on ending the 15-year war.

Faisal said Pakistan had also agreed to end financial support to Taliban fighters based in Pakistani cities and to bar insurgents based in Pakistan from resettling in Afghanistan.

The agreement, he added, will include "bilateral cooperation on eliminating terrorism."

Based on reporting in AP and Reuters