US urges Pakistan, Afghanistan to continue peace talks with Taliban

The United States has urged Pakistan and Afghanistan to continue to take forward the process of reconciliation with the Afghan Taliban, with a goal of ending violence in the area.

ANI| Updated: Aug 18, 2015, 12:54 PM IST

Karachi: The United States has urged Pakistan and Afghanistan to continue to take forward the process of reconciliation with the Afghan Taliban, with a goal of ending violence in the area.

According to the Express Tribune, US State Department spokesperson John Kirby said during a press briefing, that the US welcomes the cooperation and negotiations that have taken place between Afghanistan and Pakistan.Kirby said that Pakistan had suffered deeply due to Taliban attacks in the country, adding that both Afghan and Pakistani soldiers have rendered sacrifices.

Earlier, Commander Resolute Support Mission & US Forces in Afghanistan General John Campbell, had appreciated Pakistan`s efforts in brokering peace talks between Afghan government and the Taliban in Murree.