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Afghan president wants direct talks with Taliban, if reelected

Ghani says Pakistan holds key and needs 'to be constructive' toward peace process

Afghanistan's president Ashraf Ghani speaks in an interview with the Nikkei Asian Review in Tokyo on Oct. 22. (Photo by Shihoko Nakaoka)

TOKYO -- Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani wants to start peace talks with the Taliban as soon as the recent presidential election result is clear, he told the Nikkei Asian Review in an interview in Tokyo.

U.S. President Donald Trump last month abruptly broke off negotiations with the militant group. 

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