Insurgents must give up violence, cut ties to al Qaeda
Taliban must accept constitution, gains of past 10 years
Pakistani support necessary for talks
Govt ready to accept external Taliban office
By Sanjeev Miglani and Hamid Shalizi
KABUL, Dec 26 (Reuters) - Afghanistan will accept a Taliban office in Qatar to help peace talks but no foreign power can get involved in the process without its consent, the government's peace council said, as efforts gather pace to find a solution to the 10-year war.
Afghanistan's High Peace Council, in a note to foreign missions, has set out ground rules for engaging the Taliban after Kabul grew concerned that the United States and Qatar, helped by Germany, had secretly agreed with the Taliban to open an office in the Qatari capital, Doha.
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