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    Afghan ex-minister confirms Taliban talks

    Al Jazeera English

    by Al Jazeera English

    Dr Ashraf Ghani, the former finance minister of Afghanistan, has told Al Jazeera that reconciliation talks with the Taliban are under way.

    Ghani, currently a senior fellow for the Brookings Institution in Washington, said Saudi Arabia has been active in the mediation.

    "There are people [doing] mediation in the of kingdom of Saudi Arabia and his majesty the King of Saudi Arabia has been involved and others have been involved," he said.

    (30 Jan 2010)