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Russia hails resumption of US-Taliban negotiations

Russia hails resumption of US-Taliban negotiations

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Jan 23, 2019 - 10:20

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Russia has welcomed the resumption of peace negotiations between the US and Talibaninfo-icon on the pullout of American troops from Afghanistaninfo-icon.

Zamir Kabulov, President Vladimir Putin’s envoy for Afghanistan, told Russian news agency RIA Novosti that Moscow was "positive" about the talks on the US troop withdrawal from the war-hit country.

US Special Representative for Afghanistan reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad would visit Moscow next month, the diplomat said. "He wants to meet us. We largely are ready to have a meeting with him in Moscow...”

Moscow plans holding another meeting on Afghanistan, but the date is yet to be finalised, according to the envoy, who believed the negotiations were still in infancy and the course remained unpredictable.

PANinfo-icon Monitor/mud

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