High-ranking Afghan delegation will take part in meeting, says government spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid
By S.Ahmet Aytac
A high-ranking delegation of the Political Office of Afghanistan will attend Moscow’s conference on Afghanistan on Nov. 9, an Afghan spokesman announced Tuesday.
“This conference is not about negotiating with any particular side, but it is a conference about holding comprehensive discussions on finding a peaceful solution to the Afghan question and ending the American occupation,” said Zabihullah Mujahid.
“Every side and individual will articulate their views and policy in this regard, and representatives of Afghanistan will also give detailed speeches” on such issues as “restoring peace and security to our beloved homeland and the region,” he added.
Invitations to the meeting have also been sent to the U.S., Pakistan, India, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, China, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Saturday.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov is set to address the participants before the meeting this Friday, Moscow added.