Turkish FM Meets Marshal Dostum, Expresses Readiness to Host Afghan Peace Process

The Turkish foreign minister hosted Marshal Abdul Rashid Dostum, former Afghan vice president in the capital Ankara on Wednesday.

“Had a fruitful meeting w/former Vice President of #Afghanistan Marshal Abdul Rashid Dostum. Will continue to stand by our Afghan brothers and sisters during the peace and reconciliation process,” Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Twitter.

The two discussed Turkey’s role in international efforts to achieve peace in Afghanistan, the Turkish diplomatic sources said.

Turkey is ready to contribute to the peace and reconciliation process between the Afghan government and the Taliban, which he sees as a historic opportunity to end the conflict that has been going on for more than 40 years in Afghanistan, Cavusoglu said, adding his country is also ready to host a next round of peace talks which are expected to be held in Doha first.

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