Pakistan skips Moscow huddle on Afghanistan

Pakistan will not be participating in a multilateral conference — Multilateral Security Dialogue — being hosted by Russia on Afghanistan, Foreign Office spokesperson Mumtaz Zahra Baloch announced on Thursday

When asked why Pakistan stayed away from the huddle on Afghanistan in Russia’s capital Moscow, she said, “We decided not to participate in the Moscow meeting of regional stakeholders

” “We will continue to participate in all constructive meetings on Afghanistan,” she added

Russian Special Presidential Envoy for Afghanistan, Director of the Foreign Ministry’s Second Asian Department Zamir Kabulov told TASS last Friday that a meeting on Afghanistan between the secretaries of the security councils of Central Asian countries, Pakistan, India and China will be held in Moscow next week

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"There will be regional participants, the secretaries of the security councils of countries in the region are invited – our Central Asian partners, as well as Pakistan, India and China," the diplomat explained

On May 27, 2022, a fourth round of multilateral consultations on Afghanistan between top security officials was held in Dushanbe

(With input from APP)

Date:10-Feb-2023 Reference:View Original Link