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Japan conference brings Afghan government peace negotiator face-to-face with Taliban emissary

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AP, 1 July 2012 
The news agency reports that ‘the Taliban and Hezb-e-Islami, despite reports of infighting in Afghanistan, found common ground at the Kyoto conference in their demand that all foreign troops, including trainers, leave Afghanistan after 2014. Civil society activists represented at the conference also said that it was proposed ‘to set up an international commission […] made up of Islamic scholars, academics and civil society representatives […] that could act as a peace broker between the Afghan government and insurgents [although] there was no agreement on this commission at the conference’.

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