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Pakistan says it will back Afghan-led peace talks

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 1, 2012 - 23:27

Kabul: Pakistan`s foreign minister says her
country has no hidden agenda in Afghanistan and will back a
peace process with the Taliban as long as it`s driven by
Afghans and not other figures on the international stage.

Hina Rabbani Khar visited Kabul today to mend relations
between Afghanistan and Pakistan that broke down last year
when a former Afghan president who was trying to broker peace
was assassinated.

Afghan officials blamed insurgents based in Pakistan for
the killing.

Afghan Foreign Minister Zalmay Rasoul says President
Hamid Karzai will travel to Islamabad soon to further
strengthen ties.

Khar`s visit coincided with the leak of a classified NATO
report, saying insurgents get support from Pakistan.
She dismissed the report, calling it "old wine in an even
older bottle."


First Published: Wednesday, February 1, 2012 - 23:27
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