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Diplomacy in Action

Remarks by Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Grossman

Kabul, Afghanistan
January 24, 2012


First, Qatar and Afghanistan need to be in direct contact with one another, and I certainly appreciate the deputy foreign minister's welcome to a delegation for Qatar to come here to Afghanistan to consult on this very important issue. And secondly, for an office to open, we also need to have a clear statement by the Afghan Taliban against international terrorism and in support of a peace process to end the armed conflict in Afghanistan.

Afghanistan and the US support a peace process for Afghanistan. Efforts being made with Qatar to open an office for the Afghani Taliban need now to move to enable a conversation among Afghans for peace.


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