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Taliban invited to Moscow for Afghan talks

Taliban invited to Moscow for Afghan talks
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A delegation of Taliban officials led by the group’s chief negotiator is set to meet Afghan politicians in Moscow this week.

The Taliban is to attend a conference marking a century of diplomatic relations between Afghanistan and Russia on May 28, followed by discussions with Afghan politicians about the future of the country on the 29th, the group was quoted said in a statement.

The 14-member Taliban delegation is led by Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, in what will be his first international trip since being freed from a Pakistani prison last October to head the group’s negotiating team in Doha, Qatar.

Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai will be in the Russian capital his spokesman said.

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