Afghanistan to hold direct talks with Taliban: Sibghat

August 23, 2018 Off By Web Desk

Afghan foreign ministry deputy spokesman Sibghat Ahmadi says Kabul will hold direct talks with the Taliban without the direct involvement of foreign powers.

The comments came a day after Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov was quoted as saying that the Taliban plans to take part in the peace talks scheduled to be held in Moscow.

Russia has invited 12 countries, including the United States, to the talks, however, Washington has declined the invitation.

Source: Radio Pakistan