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Representatives of Taliban and the Afghan opposition alliance reportedly agreed Sunday after four days of talks in the Turkmenistan capital Ashqabad to negotiate the division of power in the state institutions of executive, legislature and judiciary and hold further talks on a cease-fire.
ISLAMABAD, March 16 Kyodo The agreement reached between the Afghan Taliban and rival Afghan groups in Turkmenistan's capital Ashqabad on Sunday was not a breakthrough but ''an important first step toward peace,'' a senior U.N.