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Mon Feb 4, 2013 6:25PM
President Karzai of Afghanistan (L), David Cameron, the Prime Minister of Britain (C), and President Asif Ali Zardari of Pakistan (R), London, press conference.

President Karzai of Afghanistan (L), David Cameron, the Prime Minister of Britain (C), and President Asif Ali Zardari of Pakistan (R), London, press conference.

British Prime Minister David Cameron has invited the Taliban to enter peace talks on the future of Afghanistan, local media reported. Cameron made the invitation while speaking at a joint press conference in London with Afghan President Hamid Karzai and Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari. The Prime Minister urged the Taliban to enter peace talks on the future of Afghanistan. “Now is the time for everyone to participate in a peaceful, political process in Afghanistan”, David Cameron said. The Taliban was removed from power in Afghanistan following a U.S.-led invasion of the country in 2001 as part of the so-called “war on terror” in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks on the U.S. soil the same year and claimed by al-Qaeda terrorist group, which they said, was hiding in Afghan mountains. Now, 11 years into the U.S.-led “war on terror”, the Prime Minister of Britain, which was one of the U.S. main allies in the war and provided the second largest army of troops to that cause, is calling on the Taliban, which they accused of terrorism, to enter peace talks and share the government of Afghanistan. MOL/JR/HE