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Turkey to host peace talks on Afghanistan

14 Apr 2021, 03:55 GMT+10

ISTANBUL, April 13 (Xinhua) -- Turkey will host a conference on Afghanistan's peace process in Istanbul from April 24 to May 4, the Turkish Foreign Ministry announced Tuesday.

The ministry said in a written statement that Turkey, Qatar, and the United Nations are co-convening a "high-level and inclusive" conference between the Afghan government and the Taliban.

"The co-conveners are committed to supporting a sovereign, independent, and unified Afghanistan," the statement noted, adding that "participation in the conference and its agenda have been the subject of extensive consultations with the Afghan parties."

The ministry noted that the conference would focus on drawing a roadmap for a future political settlement and bringing an end to the conflict.

"It is our expectation that the conference will provide an important opportunity for all partners to reiterate support for the people of Afghanistan on their path toward inclusive peace, stability, and prosperity," it added.

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