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Karzai Asks Berlin for Help with Taliban Talks

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Spiegel online, 22 July 2012
Now in English: The online version of Germany’s leading political weekly says that President Karzai has approached Germany at the margins of the Tokyo conference to help restarting talks with the Taleban. The report also says that former German special envoy Michael Steiner, now ambassador to India who had a key role in first German good offices in this respect, has cautioned that such an attempt only had chances to succeed after the upcoming US elections. Thirdly, the report says that the Kabul government had suceeded in putting a Taleban representative in touch with the High Peace Council (in Dubai) but that the Pakistani government has prevented the Taleb from travelling to a second meeting subsequently.


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