The Russian foreign Ministry confirmed the participation of the Taliban in the meeting on Afghanistan on 4 September in Moscow

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MOSCOW, August 21. /Basereporter.com/. Representatives of radical movement “the Taliban” (banned in Russia) will take part in the settlement in Afghanistan meeting to be held in Moscow on 4 September. This was reported by the newspaper “Izvestia” Director of the Second Asian Department of the Russian foreign Ministry Zamir Kabulov.

“Yes, they will arrive on 4 September. Now comes the preparation for the meeting” – quoted Kabulov in the material published on Tuesday.

On Monday, the newspaper The Wall Street Journal citing sources reported that the Taliban has accepted the Russian invitation to visit Moscow to participate in the meeting, despite giving the most radical of the proposals of the government of Afghanistan for an armistice. Kabulov said Basereporter.com that meeting is still scheduled for September 4.

In the “Moscow format” attended by the representatives of Afghanistan, Russia and the countries of the region. The last round of consultations took place in April last year. Earlier, representatives of the Taliban did not take part in its work.

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