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Moscow to host meeting with Afghan government and Taliban leaders

Moscow, Nov 3 (IECurrentAffairs) The second Moscow Conference on Afghanistan settlement will take place in the Russian capital on November 9th.

The meeting will be held by Afghan government officials and Taliban members.

The Russian foreign ministry said “On November 9, Moscow will host the second meeting of the Moscow-format consultations on Afghanistan at the level of deputy foreign ministers and special envoys”.

“For the first time, a delegation of the political office of the Taliban movement in Doha will participate in an international meeting of this level. No final document is expected to be signed,” the statement added.

According to the Russian Foreign Ministry, invitations to take part in the event have been sent to Afghanistan, India, Iran, China, Pakistan, the US and some other countries.

“Afghan President Ashraf Ghani decided to send a delegation of that country’s High Peace Council to the meeting,” the ministry added.

The Moscow-format consultations on Afghanistan were scheduled to the held in the Russian capital on September 4. Invitations to take part in the meeting were sent to 12 countries, including the US, which refused to attend the event. The leaders of the Taliban movement’s Doha-based political were invited to take part in the meeting as well.

Via UNI-India
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