US, China, Russia, Pakistan say peace talks with Afghanistan essential

The US, China, Russia and Pakistan have decided that talks on peace in Afghanistan are needed, as well as resumption of US negotiations with Taliban, Modbee reported.

Representatives of the four countries met in Moscow to discuss an issue of Afghanistan prior attending a bigger meeting in Beijing, which was supposed to held next week, yet was put off. A new date of the meeting is yet unclear, however, a person familiar with the matter said preparations won’t take long.

Besides hosting US, Russian and Pakistani diplomats China is set to host representatives of the two clashing sides from Afghanistan. A delegation from Taliban will reportedly be led by one of the founders of Taliban movement Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar.

It has previously been reported that China, Russia and Pakistan all called on the US President Donald Trump to renew talks with Taliban proclaimed to be dead after a deadly bombing in Kabul.

Natalia Veselnitskaya — official website

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