Afghan gov’t says will invite Taliban to jirga

LONDON, Jan 28 (BestGrowthStock) – The Afghan government will invite
the Taliban to a council of elders, or jirga, it plans to hold
to discuss a political settlement, a government spokesman said
on Thursday.

“We are inviting the Taliban to join the loya jirga … We
are inviting them. We wish them to come,” Hamid Elmi, a
government spokesman, told Reuters.

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(Reporting by Jon Hemming, Editing by Richard Williams)

Afghan gov’t says will invite Taliban to jirga