KABUL - The former leader of Taliban's Jaish-ul-Muslimin Movement, Sayed Mohammad Akbar Agha, said on Wednesday that the continuation of secret talks between the US and the Taliban could yield positive results for both sides.
Mr Agha said that the disclosure that talks had taken place provided an opportunity for those opposed to negotiations an opportunity to interfere.
He also said that a ceasefire between the US and the Taliban should be a prerequisite for talks to proceed because it would show that both sides are committed.
"Both US troops and the Taliban are fighting in some parts of the country," Mr Agha said. "A ceasefire would make it clear who is following the their leaders."
He added: "The Taliban regime stand against the Afghan people, that is why some people are against them. Peace could benefit the Afghan people so no one should oppose that."