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Russia to invite Taliban for talks in Moscow

Taliban co-founder Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar (C) and other members of the Taliban delegation arrive to attend an international conference on Afghanistan over a peaceful solution to the conflict in Moscow on March 18, 2021. Courtesy photo

Moscow, Russia | Xinhua | Moscow will invite Taliban representatives to take part in international talks on Afghanistan later this month, Russian Special Presidential Representative for Afghanistan Zamir Kabulov said on Thursday.

Taliban representatives will be invited to take part in Moscow-format talks on Afghanistan on Oct. 20, the TASS news agency reported citing the official.

Kabulov did not specify which Taliban representatives would take part in the talks.

Russia launched the Moscow-format consultations in 2017 as part of its diplomatic efforts to press for political solution to the Afghan issue.



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