Resolve Border Issues Before Negotiating with Taliban: ICG | TOLO News
By Shakeela Ahbrimkhil
The first step in resolving the insurgency in Afghanistan is not negotiation with the Taliban but addressing the cross-border issues with Pakistan, said the International Crisis Group (ICG) in an interview with TOLOnews this week.
ICG senior analyst in Afghanistan Candace Rondeaux said there would be no insurgency if there was no conflict between the two neighbours.
"The first agenda of any negotiation process is not the Taliban, but the relationship between Pakistan and Afghanistan. That is number one," Rondeaux said.
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