But Taliban leaders are refusing to sit at the same table as the Afghan government.
A US special envoy is in Pakistan, hoping government leaders there can convince the Taliban commanders to change their mind.
What are the chances of a breakthrough?
Presenter: Folly Bah Thibault
Mushtaq Rahim – Regional security specialist
Ahmed Rashid – Author of Taliban: Militant Islam, Oil Fundamentalism in Central Asia
Michael Semple – Former deputy EU special representative to Afghanistan
Source: Al Jazeera News