Rus­sia holds Afghan talks

Irish Sunday Mirror - - FRONT PAGE -

RUS­SIA has hosted an in­ter­na­tional meet­ing on Afghanistan in Moscow aimed at kick-start­ing peace talks.

It is the first time Tal­iban mil­i­tants have at­tended such an event.

Mem­bers of Afghanistan’s High Peace Coun­cil, which over­sees peace ef­forts but does not rep­re­sent the gov­ern­ment, were also present.

The Tal­iban stressed the group would only hold di­rect talks with the US.

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