Russia: Regime to invite Taliban to regional talks

Source: France 24 [French state media]

“Russia will invite the Taliban to international talks on Afghanistan scheduled for October 20 in Moscow, the Kremlin’s envoy to Afghanistan, Zamir Kabulov, said Thursday. In response to a question from Russian journalists on whether representatives of the hardline group would be invited to negotiations involving China, India, Iran and Pakistan, Kabulov said: ‘Yes.’ The talks will follow a G20 summit on Afghanistan on October 12 that will seek to help the country avoid a humanitarian catastrophe in the wake of the Taliban takeover. Kabulov was also asked whether Russia would deliver aid to Afghanistan, where the humanitarian crisis is growing worse, a top UN official warned Wednesday. Russia said it would deliver the promised aid, but the details were still being decided, Kabulov said.” (10/07/21)

https://www.france24.com/en/asia-pacific/20211007-russia-to-invite-taliban-to-international-talks-in-moscow-on-october-20