Afghanistan Peace Council & Taliban to send delegations to international peace talks in Moscow

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Afghanistan is sending a delegation to attend international peace talks in Russia this month, officials have said. Moscow is hosting the event on November 9 at a sensitive time, as the United States has been seeking to engage the Taliban in talks with Kabul to end the 17-year war in Afghanistan. Officials of Afghanistan’s High Peace Council, a government body responsible for reconciliation efforts with the militants, said on November 5 that the council will send four representatives to the Moscow meeting. Meanwhile, the Taliban’s political office told RFE/RL’s Radio Mashaal that the militant group will also participate in the Moscow talks, though it does not regard them as a “formal dialogue for peace.” The Afghan Foreign Ministry, however, did not say whether it will send a delegation to the Russian conference. “We are still negotiating with the Russian officials,” ministry spokesman Sebaghtullah Ahmadi said. “We welcome any peace effort that is Afghan-led.”

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