"It is time women start playing their role as peace builders,” says lawmaker Fawzia Koofi.
Afghan officials, militants’ representatives hold face-to-face talks.
Progress is being made, says US State Secretary Mike Pompeo.
Taliban Spokesman said the group would not negotiate with the team as it was not selected in a way that was inclusive.
Team was supposed to be unveiled weeks ago, with “intra-Afghan” talks with Taliban meant to start on March 10 in Oslo.
The US state secretary has indicated that the aid cuts could be cancelled if Ghani and Abdullah come to an agreement.
The visit came just a day after the Afghan government and Taliban held their first discussion on prisoner exchanges.
Ghani recently announced authorities would free 1,500 militants as a “gesture of goodwill” before negotiations begin.
Gen Kenneth McKenzie hopes Taliban will fulfil commitments.
“Collaborative approach and patience can help overcome all challenges," says Chief of Army Staff Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa.
Ghani's spokesman had hinted his govt would consider releasing 5,000 prisoners "if the Taliban refrain from attacks".
Document is signed by the European Union, France, Germany, Italy, Norway, the United Kingdom, the UN and the US.
PM Imran greets Ghani, looks forward to working with him.
Ghani's remarks come after taking oath as president for another five-year term.
US special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad has been holding talks with Ghani and Abdullah to arrive at a solution.
The split in Kabul permits for no united front.
Provincial council member, two bodyguards killed in Kabul.
Taliban vow to restore ‘Islamic’ govt that existed before US forces toppled their rule.
"They have no intention of abiding by their agreement," says one official.
Trump says the Afghan government’s ability to defend itself from the guerrillas after US forces pull out was unknown.
Distancing themselves from TTP groups would be a challenge for the Afghan Taliban.
"The upsurge in violence in parts of Afghanistan over the last couple days is unacceptable," says Pompeo.
The insurgents killed at least 20 Afghan soldiers and policemen in a series of overnight attacks.
"There is going to have to be a compromise," say a former senior US official.
Taliban attack Afghan army bases, throwing peace talks into doubt.
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The Americans tried and failed miserably to remake Afghanistan in their own image.
“Only an Afghan-owned and Afghan-led process can ensure a lasting peace in Afghanistan and the region," he says.
Secretary Pompeo says the agreement also includes a secret implementation document.
“Reduction in violence has ended, our operations will continue as normal,” says Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid.
“If our 5,000 prisoners do not get released, there will be no intra-Afghan talks,” says Taliban spokesman.