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Kabul welcomes Moscow’s position on peace process

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AT-KABUL: The government of the Afghanistan welcomes the Russian Federation’s recent position with regards to peace and stability in Afghanistan which states that their recent contacts with Afghan armed groups are aimed at promoting peace and stability in Afghanistan and the region, official said.

“In a press briefing published on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia, the Russian Government have asked the Taliban to lay-down their arms, cut their ties with terrorist groups and join peace talks to ensure durable peace and stability and end fighting in Afghanistan,” the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement on Tuesday.

The statement added that the government believes that sincere efforts of the regional countries towards peace in Afghanistan can be lucrative to this end.

The statement furthered, the government reiterates that state to state relations and cooperation are considered to be the basic principal and need for promoting regional security and stability, suppressing the terrorism and fighting the cultivation, production and smuggling of drugs.

“The government expresses, once again, its readiness to peace talks with those Afghan armed groups who are committed to peace in Afghanistan, believe in intra-Afghan talks and don’t want the Afghans to be sacrificed by conspiracies of other countries anymore,” the statement concluded.