Afghanistan Peace Conference Opens In Moscow

Mullah Baradar (center), the Taliban's deputy leader and chief negotiator, arrives at the Moscow conference on March 18.
RFE: Afghan Peace Conference Opens In Moscow
Representatives of the Afghan government, the Taliban, and several major countries have gathered in Moscow to push for a reduction in violence to advance the peace process in Afghanistan.
"We hope that today's conversation will help create conditions for achieving progressive inter-Afghan negotiations," Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on March 18 in his opening remarks at the meeting — the first of three planned international conferences ahead of a May 1 deadline for the withdrawal of U.S. and NATO troops from the country.
WNU Editor: I have zero expectations from this summit.
More News On The Afghan Peace Conference In Moscow
Moscow Conference on Afghan Peace Begins — TOLO News
Russia hosts Afghan peace conference, hoping to boost talks — AP
Unlikely allies Russia and U.S. push Afghan enemies to accept interim government — Reuters
Russia urges US, Taliban to remain committed to peace deal, says Lavrov — TASS
U.S. joined by Russia, China, Pakistan in call for Afghan ceasefire — Reuters
US special envoy to attend Afghan peace talks in Moscow — Al Jazeera
EXPLAINER: Stakes high as Moscow opens 1st of 3 Afghan meets — APOriginal Article

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