Russia says Moscow talks to focus on Afghan recovery, humanitarian aid

by IANS |

Moscow, Oct 14 (IANS) The Russian Foreign Ministry said Thursday that post-conflict reconstruction and humanitarian assistance will be high on the agenda of the multilateral talks on Afghanistan in Moscow next week.

During her weekly briefing, the ministry's spokesperson Maria Zakharova noted the challenges facing the region, including terrorist activities and a "catastrophic humanitarian situation," which have affected all walks of life there, the Xinhua news agency reported.

She said that the human rights issue may be covered at the meeting, but it would not be a priority.

Russia has invited Taliban representatives to the meeting slated for Oct. 20. The Moscow-format consultations on Afghanistan were launched in 2017 on the basis of the six-party mechanism for consultations among representatives from Russia, Afghanistan, China, Pakistan, Iran and India.

The first round of the consultations took place on April 14, 2017 and were attended by deputy foreign ministers and representatives of 11 countries, namely Russia, Afghanistan, China, Pakistan, Iran, India, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan.

Latest News
Army rescues 14 stranded passengers in Kashmir Tue, Jan 18, 2022, 01:38 PM
Discuss pharma industry profits in parliamentary committee: Manish Tewari Tue, Jan 18, 2022, 01:37 PM
Wayside sale of palm products in TN rises after DGP comes to street vendors' aid Tue, Jan 18, 2022, 01:37 PM
Is Vijayan eyeing the CPI-M general secretary post? Tue, Jan 18, 2022, 01:36 PM
Compensation for land owners under NLC India's new policy is paltry: PMK Tue, Jan 18, 2022, 01:34 PM
Nitish Kumar govt likely to relax liquor prohibition law Tue, Jan 18, 2022, 01:33 PM
Actor Dileep's anticipatory bail plea hearing deferred Tue, Jan 18, 2022, 01:29 PM
ED raids house of Punjab CM's nephew in sand mining case Tue, Jan 18, 2022, 01:26 PM
JNU student molested, FIR lodged Tue, Jan 18, 2022, 01:26 PM
Fox ritual: TN forest department to take action against farmers Tue, Jan 18, 2022, 01:25 PM
S.Korean presidential candidates to have first one-on-one TV debate Tue, Jan 18, 2022, 01:25 PM
Notorious arms supplier held in Delhi Tue, Jan 18, 2022, 01:24 PM
Ex-courier man held for stealing valuables from parcel in UP Tue, Jan 18, 2022, 01:23 PM
Two held for killing elderly woman in Jaipur Tue, Jan 18, 2022, 01:23 PM
Actor-turned politician Seeman slams Centre for ignoring Tamil freedom fighters Tue, Jan 18, 2022, 01:22 PM