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Representatives of the movement “Taliban” (banned in Russia) will arrive in Moscow for consultations on Afghanistan, said in a statement on the website of the Russian Ministry of foreign Affairs.
The meeting will take place on 9 November in the Moscow format of consultations on Afghanistan. Participation in it will accept the Deputy foreign Ministers and envoys of several countries. Invitations were sent to Afghanistan, India, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, China, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and USA.
“The President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Ashraf Ghani has decided to send to the meeting a delegation of the High peace Council in this country. For the first time in an international meeting of this level will participate a delegation of the Political office of the Taliban in Doha,” the statement reads.
The Islamist Taliban movement emerged in Afghanistan in 1994 among the local tribes of Pashtuns. In the period from 1996 to 2011, he controlled a large part of the country. In 2003 it was recognized as a terrorist organization by the UN security Council, in 2003 the Supreme court of Russia.
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