Russia invites the Taliban to Moscow meeting on Afghanistan

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Russia invites the Taliban to Moscow meeting on Afghanistan
Russia invites the Taliban to Moscow meeting on Afghanistan
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The Taliban will be invited to international talks on Afghanistan that Russia wants to convene in Moscow on October 20, according to President Vladimir Putin’s special representative on Afghanistan.


In comments reported by Russian news agencies on Thursday, Zamir Kabulov, the representative, did not offer any further specifics about the planned session.


The meetings will take place after a G20 summit on Afghanistan on October 12 intended to prevent a humanitarian crisis in the aftermath of the Taliban’s takeover of power in mid-August.


In March, Russia, the United States, China, and Pakistan held an international summit on Afghanistan, during which they issued a unified statement urging the country’s then-warring parties to achieve a peace agreement and reduce violence.


It also urged the Taliban to refrain from launching offensives in the coming months.
After a 20-year military engagement, the US and its allies withdrew their forces, the Taliban seized control in a rapid march, and the former government collapsed.

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