Pakistan will attend the upcoming meeting of the representatives of regional countries in Russia on peace in Afghanistan next month, Pakistani officials said Saturday.


Pakistan will attend the upcoming meeting of the representatives of regional countries in Russia on peace in Afghanistan next month, Pakistani officials said Saturday.
Previously scheduled for September 4, the Moscow format consultations were postponed after Afghan government refused to attend the meeting on the plea that every process should be Afghan-led.
Pakistani official sources told Daily Times that senior officials would represent the country.
Kabul declined invitation after the United States said it would not participate.
Taliban had announced to send a delegation to Moscow from their Qatar office.
The Russian Interfax news agency recently reported that the next Moscow format meeting on Afghanistan would take place in Moscow on November 1 and that Kabul and the Taliban would take part in it.
Moscow summit will be held at a time when Russia has repeatedly expressed concerns over the threat posed by Daesh terror group gaining ground in Afghanistan.


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