Taliban 'welcome peace efforts'
Published 04/05/2015 | 11:01
Taliban militants who have been waging war on the Afghan government for more than a decade have expressed a willingness to soften their position on a range of issues that could lead to talks on ending the conflict.
In a statement released today following two days of informal talks with Afghan government representatives in Qatar, the insurgent group says it wants "co-operation in all sectors with all countries, including neighbours, and welcomes the efforts of anyone in bringing peace to Afghanistan".
The statement on the Taliban's website indicates flexibility on previously-intractable issues such as the presence of the foreigners in Afghanistan and acceptance of a constitution.