TEHRAN, Jul. 17 (MNA) – Foreign ministers of Russian Federation and five Central Asian countries in a joint statement emphasized the significance of inter-Afghan talks in line with achieving the lasting peace in Afghanistan
The foreign ministers of five Central Asian States including Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan plus Russia in a joint statement, after a meeting held in Tashkent, called for constructive talks between government in Kabul and Taliban in line with achieving lasting peace in Afghanistan, TASS news agency reported.
In the statement, they expressed hope for constructive talks between Kabul government officials and Taliban in order to adopt coordinated approaches to end the conflict and bring peace to Afghanistan.
Earlier, Russian Forei...
The comments came as the Taliban made territorial gains in the war-torn country amid the withdrawal of the US forces.
Taliban spokesman Suhil Shaheen (Left)
The Taliban has called China a "friend" of Afghanistan and promised not to host Uyghur Islamic militants from the volatile Xinjiang province
According to a media report, the Taliban spokesman Suhail Shaheen said they see China as a “friend” to Afghanistan. He also said the Taliban would no longer allow China’s Uyghur separatist fighters from Xinjiang, some of whom had previously sought refuge in Afghanistan, to enter the country.
The comments came as the Taliban made territorial gains in the war-torn country amid the withdrawal of the US forces. China has already evacuated 210 of its nationals from Afghanistan by a charter...
The Taliban has welcomed the evacuation of U.S. forces from Bagram and says the move will bring Afghanistan "closer to peace and security."
The United States have withdrawn all troops from its biggest air base in Afghanistan, a U.S. defense official told AFP on Friday, hinting that the complete withdrawal of all foreign forces from the country was imminent after two decades of war. NATO has also withdrawn all of its forces from the base.
In a tweet on Friday, Taliban spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid said: "We consider evacuation of all US forces from #Bagram a positive step & seek withdrawal of foreign forces from all parts of the country. Such is in the interest of both them & Afghans. Afghans can move closer to peace & security with complete withdrawal of ...