Pakistan special envoy for Afghanistan Muhammad Sadiq says that he attended the Troika meeting on Afghan peace process in Moscow today. “Pakistan, China, Russia and the US are members of the extended Troika. Qatar and Turkey are attending as special guests. In additon, 10 members each from Kabul and Taliban are also participating,” Ambassador Sadiq said. "While thanking Russia for hosting this important forum at

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The chairman of High Council for National Reconciliation (HCNR) Abdullah Abdullah said in Moscow peace summit that the war is not the solution. "Once again we emphasize that war is not the solution. Groups and parties must take this principle into account in their calculations," said Dr. Abdullah. He stated that Afghanistan today is not the Afghanistan of years ago, and no group or movement

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Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai welcomed the plan to establish a transitional government in an exclusive interview with the BBC at the start of the country's peace summit in Moscow. He said there are only two ways; The merging of the Taliban with the current government or the formation of a transitional government that would pave the way for the Taliban to merge. Mr Karzai

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The Salang Pass Maintenance Authority today announced that from tomorrow, the movements of Cargo trucks from north to south and vice versa of Salang pass have been prohibited until the normalization of traffic due to the safe passage of participants in Balkh province for the celebration of Nowruz (the new solar year of 1,400). The department added that the Salang Highway is only open to

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Afghanistan Railway Authority on Thursday announced that transport of goods through the country's railways are running daily and without interruption, and in the last 3 months, more than 22,200 wagons carrying goods have entered the country, which is about 1 million and 370 Thousands of tons of goods have been transported. The railway authority stated that the bulk of these transported include food, feul,

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A virtual trilateral meeting was held between Afghanistan, Tajikistan, the United States at the ministerial level on Wednesday, Afghanistan Ministry of Foriegn Affairs (MoFA) said. The meeting was attended by the Foreign Minister Haneef Atmar, Foreign Minister of Tajikistan Sirojiddin Muhriddin, and the US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs David Hale. MoFA in a statement said that Participants expressed their readiness for partnership and

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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov delivers an opening speech at the Afghan peace conference in Moscow. Representatives from the United States, China, Pakistan, and Qatar are also attending the event, as well as delegations from the Afghan government and the Taliban movement. According to Lavrov, the Moscow meeting was organized "to help solve the problems that arose in the Doha negotiations and to encourage the

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The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) on Thursday reported 25 new positive cases of coronavirus in the last 24 hours. The ministry also reported no deaths and 128 recoveries from COVID-19 in the same period time. The cumulative number of total cases is now 56,069 the number of total reported deaths is 2,462 and the total number

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Afghan Foreign Minister Haneef Atmar says peace with the Taliban is possible when the group respects the wishes of Afghan people in the light of the formation of an Islamic Republic government and the preservation of the democratic achievements of the past two decades. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in a statement said that Mr. Atmar raised this issue yesterday at the second meeting

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The press office of the first Vice President said that a senior member of the Taliban named Sefatullah had been arrested in a special operation in the PD21 of Kabul. The VP office in a statement said the member was among 5,000 prisoners released by the government to advance the peace process. According to the statement, the

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