Russia Invites Taliban To Moscow For International Talks On Afghanistan On October 20

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Moscow: Russia will invite representatives of the Taliban to the international talks on Afghanistan, which are planned to be hosted in Moscow on October 20. Moscow hosted an international conference on Afghanistan in March, with Russia, the United States, China and Pakistan issuing a joint statement. On the then warring Afghan sides to reach a peace deal and curb the violence. Also Read – Taliban Will Deploy Special Battalion Of Suicide Bombers On Afghanistan Borders: Report

President Vladimir Putin’s special representative on Afghanistan Zamir Kabulov did not provide further details on the planned talks in comments made by Russian news agencies, according to Reuters news agency. Also read- Envoy appointed by Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan seeks UN recognition despite repeated rejections

As the United States and its allies withdrew their troops from Afghanistan after 20 years on the ground, the Taliban seized power through a power advance and the Ashraf Ghani government fell. Also Read – Taliban Taking Back Women’s Rights In At least 32 Different Areas

Russia is concerned about the prospect of further deterioration in the wider region and the possibility of infiltration of Islamist militants into the former Soviet republics of Central Asia, which Moscow sees as its southern defensive buffer.

In the wake of the Taliban takeover, Moscow has conducted military exercises in Tajikistan and strengthened its hardware at its military base there.

The Tajik president said in a statement that Putin had a phone call with Tajik President Emomali Rakhmon on Thursday, in which the two leaders discussed the security situation surrounding the latest developments in Afghanistan.

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