Kabul, The Taliban on Saturday said that China has postponed a round of inter-Afghan negotiations between the militant group and members of Afghanistan’s civil society planned for October 28-29 in Beijing, in an attempt to relaunch the peace process after the US abruptly pulled out of talks with the insurgents.
“We are informed by Chinese government (about the delay), they asked for few days,” Taliban spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid told Efe news on Saturday.
The spokesperson, who admitted to be unaware of the reason for the delay, added that they have not yet been informed of the new dates for the meeting and were waiting for more details.
The 15-member Taliban delegation, led by Mullah Baradar, head of the political office of the insurgents in Qatar, were yet to leave for the conference in China, explained Mujahid.
The Taliban, which a month ago sent a nine-member delegation to China, said the talks will take place within the framework of earlier negotiations in Moscow and Doha to seek a road map for peace after 18 years of war, and it will be attended by all political parties of the Afghan society, but in their official capacity...