Together with other countries such as the USA, China and Pakistan, Russia wants to look for ways to find a peaceful solution to the Afghanistan conflict on Thursday. An officially sent delegation from Kabul and the militant Islamist Taliban is also expected to attend the conference in the Russian capital, Moscow. The guest of honor is the Gulf emirate of Qatar. Peace negotiations have been going on there since September. However, these talks had recently stalled.
Russia had already organized Afghanistan conferences in the past, attended by representatives of the Taliban and Afghan opposition politicians, but not representatives of the government. This time it should be about building trust, it said from Moscow. Turkey wants to become the host country in April. The new US administration had proposed such a summit in Turkey in order to be able to conclude a peace agreement. The conflict in Afghanistan has been going on for more than 19 years.