Russia hosts meeting on Afghanistan

Russia is hosting a conference on Afghanistan bringing together representatives of the Afghan authorities and the Taliban

The Taliban's spokesman emphasized the talks were not negotiations.

Talks on Afghanistan, never said with Taliban, MEA spokesperson clarifies | india news | Hindustan Times Talks on Afghanistan, never said with Taliban, MEA spokesperson clarifies

India had announced that it would participate at a “non-official” level in the talks on the Afghan peace process being held at Moscow.

A Taliban delegation on Friday attended a diplomatic conference in Russia for the first time, in a move that underscored Moscow's keenness to play a role in the Afghan peace process, but the Kabul government sent no official representative.

Afghan peace conference: India shares table with Taliban

India, among other regional nations, is a part of the Russia-hosted peace talks in Moscow to end the war in Afghanistan.

Afghan leaders, Taliban attend peace talks in Moscow; India participates at non-official level Afghan leaders, Taliban attend peace talks in Moscow; India participates at non-official level

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Russia and the countries of the region will continue to do everything possible to launch a dialogue between Afghanistan's government and the Taliban.

Russia Hosts Afghanistan Peace Talks

Russia convened Taliban officials, Afghan envoys and representatives from seven nations for talks aimed at catalyzing an end to the war and burnishing Moscow’s credentials as a regional power broker.

A Taliban delegation on Friday attended a diplomatic conference in Russia for the first time, in a move that underscored Moscow's keenness to play a role in the Afghan peace process, but the Kabul government sent no official representative.

Don't know how people concluding talks with Taliban, meeting on Afghanistan in Moscow: India - In an official statement, after reports that India would share a table  with Taliban, he MEA said that there would be no talks and India would only be attending a meeting on Afghanistan in Moscow. 

Afghan leaders, Taliban attend peace talks in Moscow

Moscow on Friday hosted international talks on Afghanistan aimed at kickstarting direct negotiations between Kabul and the Taliban militant group, both of whom sent delegations. Russia hopes "through joint efforts to open a new page in the history of Afghanistan," Russian Foreign Minister

Afghan leaders, Taliban attend Moscow peace talks Afghan leaders, Taliban attend Moscow peace talks

“This conference is not about holding negotiations with any party whatsoever — rather it is about finding a peaceful solution to the issue of Afghanistan,” Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said.

U.S. Peace Envoy Heading To Afghanistan, Pakistan, Qatar

U.S. peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad will visit Afghanistan, Pakistan, the United Arab Emirates, and Qatar this month to push for peace negotiations with the Afghan Taliban, the State Department says.