Clinton says engaging with Taliban necessary for Afghan 'peace'

U.S. Secretary of State Clinton said it was necessary to engage with armed groups in order to bring peace to Afghanistan.

Clinton says engaging with Taliban necessary for Afghan 'peace'

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Thursday it was necessary to engage with "enemies" in order to bring peace to Afghanistan.

She had been asked about Afghan government plans to invite the Taliban to a council of elders to discuss reconciliation.

"You have to be willing to engage with your enemies" if you expect to end an insurgency, she told a news conference. She did not directly address the question about the council which will be for Afghans only and which the United States will not attend.

Reuters

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