Afghan leaders want war to stop before talks, Karzai says

December 15, 2011 15:54


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KABUL - Afghan leaders who met on Thursday with President Hamid Karzai to discuss the future of peace talks with the Taliban, said Saudi Arabia or Turkey would be a "preferable" location for an office for the insurgent group, Karzai's office said.

Afghanistan on Wednesday said that it was recalling its ambassador from Qatar for consultations, after media reports that a Taliban representative had agreed with officials from the US and Qatar to set up an unofficial embassy in the Gulf state to facilitate talks.

The leaders present at the meeting on Thursday in Kabul, who included former Mujahideen commanders, religious leaders and top government officials, also said the war and "violence against the people of Afghanistan" should stop before they start talks, the presidential palace said in a statement.

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