Friday, December 24, 2010

(CNN) - Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Friday it is better to welcome the opening of the Taliban office in Turkey, the country's news agency run by the state, adding that such a development could help in the peace talks in the war-torn country.

Karzai made his comments during a joint press conference with Turkish President Abdullah Gul and President Asif Ali Zardari, in the wake of the meeting of three leaders in the Ciragan Palace in Istanbul.

The Afghan president acknowledged that there had been discussions about the Taliban officials put in place in Turkey, "in order to facilitate reconciliation and integration," according to Anatolia, the Turkish news agency.

"If Turkey can be kind to provide such a place and we, the Government of Afghanistan will be pleased and happy to see that facilitate (in) Turkey," said Karzai.

The President referred to an article published earlier this week in the Daily Telegraph, which the former Taliban ambassador to Pakistan Mullah Abdul Salam weak and said that the presence of the Taliban set up an office in a neutral country could help bring peace.

Poor - who served time in the detention center at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba and is now living openly in Kabul - has pointed out that a country like the United Arab Emirates ", which is not interested in interfering in Afghanistan, such as Pakistan or China," will be a good choice.

While not an official representative of the Taliban, the former ambassador to attend a meeting in October involving political figures of Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Farooq Wardak, Minister of Education in Afghanistan, and then said that Kabul was ready to enter into a "new phase" in building bridges and making peace with the Taliban.