Afghanistan and Russia have agreed to postpone a peace meeting in the Moscow format which was supposed to take place on 4 September.


Afghanistan and Russia have agreed to postpone a peace meeting in the Moscow format which was supposed to take place on 4 September.
During a phone conversation, President Ashraf Ghani and the Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov agreed to set a new date for the meeting.

“While supporting the idea for organizing a Moscow meeting in principle, the President of Afghanistan offered to postpone it due to a necessity to develop a consolidated position of the Afghan side on this issue, keeping in mind the changes in the leadership of Afghanistan’s power bloc,” the Russian Foreign Ministry said. Tass reported.

“They have agreed to set a new date for the meeting together via diplomatic channels,” the ministry added.

It was reported earlier that Moscow planned to host the consultations on September 4. The Russian Foreign Ministry said earlier it had sent out the invitations to twelve countries, including the US, to take part in the talks, but Afghanistan and Washington had rejected to participate at the meeting.
Afghanistan has always said it supports any peace efforts which is led and owned by the Afghan people.


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