Freeing of 5 Gitmo prisoners can help peace process: Afghan official
Published on Jun 1, 2014 1:56 PM
KABUL (AFP) - The release of five senior Taliban detainees from Guantanamo in exchange for that of American soldier Bowe Bergdahl bodes well for the resumption of peace talks, a senior member of Afghanistan's High Peace Council said on Sunday.
"It shows the government of Afghanistan's commitment toward peace talks. We are very optimistic that the release of these senior Taliban will help the peace process," Ismail Qasimyar told AFP.