World Bulletin / News Desk
Russia has agreed to postpone multilateral peace talks with the Taliban, a week after the insurgents accepted an invitation to go to Moscow for a Sept. 4 summit, the office of the Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said on Monday.
Ghani spoke with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov "to iron out the differences and ensure talks with the Taliban happen in presence of the Afghan government," a senior Ghani official told Reuters.
Lavrov assured Ghani that the summit dates "will be changed to ensure Afghanistan's participation," the official said.
"A decision has been made to postpone the Moscow meeting for more preparation and to make it effective so that Afghan and Russian governments together will manage and host the meeting," Ghani said in a tweet.
The United States had also declined to attend the Sept. 4 event.Güncelleme Tarihi: 28 Ağustos 2018, 10:23