The Taliban was not invited to the meeting on Afghanistan


Meetings are being held in Afghanistan but no Afghan official has been invited!

The meeting began on Wednesday in the Indian capital, Delhi, on regional security issues related to Afghanistan. News from Al Jazeera.

Neighboring countries like China and Pakistan also did not participate in the conference. Even for those for whom the conference was held, no representative from Afghanistan was invited to attend.

The conference is aimed at discussing the Taliban’s takeover of the democratic government in Afghanistan, its current status, and its relations with neighboring countries.

India’s National Security Adviser Ajit Doval is chairing the conference. Security advisers from Russia, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan and Tajikistan are taking part.

Kabul sees the conference as a “promising step” in facilitating aid to Afghanistan.

This is the third regional meeting on the Afghan situation. Earlier, meetings were held in Iran in September 2016 and December 2019.

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