Afghan Leaders Meet Taliban Chief

    18 Feb 2010, Islamabad, Pakistan --- (100217) -- ISLAMABAD, Feb. 16, 2010 (Xinhua) -- This is an undated file photo of Afghan Taliban's No. 2 Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar. In a statement issued to media, the Inter Services Public Relations of the Pakistan army said Wednesday that Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar has been arrested from south Pakistani port city of Karachi.              (Xinhua) (gxr) --- Image by © Yan Zhonghua/Xinhua Press/Corbis

    Yan Zhonghua, Xinhua / Corbis

    Afghan officials may hope to resuscitate peace talks with the Taliban after meeting with the group’s jailed former second in command in Pakistan. The talks with Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar may signal more than attempt to bring the Taliban back to the table. Pakistan’s involvement in facilitating the meeting is an unusual step taken by the country toward helping to broker a peace in neighboring Afghanistan. “We are fully cooperating with Afghanistan and whatever they are asking for the peace process for developing peace in Afghanistan,” said Pakistan’s interior minister. “We are giving every kind of help.”

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