Afghan government files complaint against Russia at UN over Moscow meeting

Salaam Times

KABUL -- The Afghan government lodged an official complaint with the United Nations (UN) against Russia for allowing Taliban members to travel to Moscow for a meeting earlier this week, TOLOnews reported Thursday (February 7).

Russia allowed a number of Taliban leaders to enter the country even though they were on the UN's blacklist, according to the Afghan government.

None of the government's envoys tasked with peace negotiations were invited to attend the two-day sit-down Tuesday-Wednesday (February 5-6) in Moscow.

"The declaration which was released at the end of this meeting was the summary of this meeting and will not have any practical or executive outcomes on the peace process," said Haroon Chakhansuri, a spokesperson for President Ashraf Ghani.

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