Afghan president offers to recognise Taliban to end war

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Ashraf Ghani proposes ceasefire and release of prisoners as part of possible pact with militants

The Afghan president, Ashraf Ghani, has offered to recognise the Taliban as a legitimate political group as part of a process that he said could lead to talks to end more than 16 years of war.

The offer, made on Wednesday at the start of an international conference aimed at creating a platform for peace discussions, is the latest signal from the western-backed government and the Taliban of greater willingness to consider dialogue.

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