China is hosting the Afghan rivals for an intra-Afghan talks on peace process after the U.S. President Donald Trump called off peace talks with Taliban last month.
According to reports, China will host the intra-Afghan dialogue following last month’s visit by a Taliban delegation to Beijing.
Suhail Shaheen, a spokesman for the political office of Taliban in Qatar said in a Twitter post that China has extended an invitation to Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, the deputy political chief of Taliban to send a delegation for the talks.
Shaheen further added that the intra-Afghan dialogue in China will be organized in continuation of the similar intra-Afghan dialogue which Russia and Qatar hosted earlier.
He also added that the participants of the dialogue will participate in their personal capacity to discuss express their opinions for resolving the issues of Afghanistan.
This comes as President Trump called off peace talks with Taliban following a series of deadly bombings in Kabul last month which killed several people including an American soldier.
Meanwhile, the Chinese officials and Taliban leaders have not given a date for the talks.