Russia, Afghanistan set to co-chair future peace negotiations in Moscow


Kabul, August 29 (TNS): Afghanistan Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) on Tuesday said that Russia and Afghanistan are set to co-chair proposed future talks in Moscow.

Afghan media reported MoFA as saying, the Moscow talks should be held with the leadership of the Afghan government.

The Acting Deputy Foreign Minister for Management and Resources Nasir Andisha said that schedules are being drawn up by the representatives of the two countries for the future talks aimed at encouraging political support for intra-Afghan dialogue.

Andisha said, “Delegations from Afghanistan, the Russian Federation, the Central Asian countries and Afghanistan’s partners are working on a timeline and agenda for the meeting. We will determine the time based on a consensus.”

This comes following the announcement by the Afghan government on Monday regarding the postponement of the Moscow talks which were to happen on September 4.

Earlier, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov had announced that members of the Taliban would visit Russia next month to discuss on a peace strategy in Afghanistan.