Islamabad set to attend Afghanistan peace talks in Russia

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Islamabad, Pakistan Updated: Oct 24, 2019, 12:37 PM(IST)

File photo: Pakistan Foreign Affairs spokesperson Mohhamad Faisal. Photograph:( ANI )

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'Pakistan had participated in the first round of four-party talks in Beijing in July this year,' Faisal said at a media briefing.

Pakistan Foreign Affairs spokesperson Mohammad Faisal on Wednesday announced that Islamabad will take part in the upcoming Afghan Peace talks scheduled to be held in Moscow.

"Pakistan had participated in the first round of four-party talks in Beijing in July this year," Faisal said at a media briefing as quoted by the News International.

Meanwhile, the United States' Defence Secretary Mark Esper on Sunday visited Kabul with the aim of reaching a peace agreement with Afghanistan.

In September, an agreement was reached "in principle" to withdraw over 5,000 troops from Afghanistan in exchange for guarantees by the Taliban.

However, US President Donald Trump called off the peace negotiations, citing the September 6 Kabul car bombing carried out by the terrorist group, which claimed 12 lives, including an American soldier.

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