India sits with Taliban for the first time in multilateral meeting for peace

Posted In: News Date:Nov 9th, 2018

India joined talks with the Taliban for the first in a multilateral meeting on Friday on Russia’s invitation for a peace call.

Moscow on Friday hosted international talks on Afghanistan aimed at kickstarting direct negotiations between Kabul and the Taliban militant group, both of whom sent delegations, AFP reported.

Moscow said it had invited representatives from the United States as well as India, Iran, China, Pakistan and five former Soviet republics in Central Asia.

This is the first time that a Taliban delegation is taking part in such high-level international meeting, Russian foreign ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said Thursday.