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Russia: Head of Taliban delegation discusses US troop withdrawal at intra-Afghan talks02:10

Russia: Head of Taliban delegation discusses US troop withdrawal at intra-Afghan talks

Russian Federation, Moscow
February 5, 2019 at 19:37 GMT +00:00 · Published

Head of the Taliban delegation at the intra-Afghan talks in Moscow, Sher Mohammad Abbas Stanikzai, shared his views on the first day of discussions at the capital's President Hotel on Tuesday.

“We hope that with their [Russian side] help, with their assistance we can reach some sort of solution. We appreciate this,” he said.

Stanikzai also discussed what he said was the Taliban's hopes for the withdrawal of all foreign troops from Afghanistan. “[The] America side, there are two things, two agendas we have discussed. One was the withdrawal of their troops, complete withdrawal of all foreign troops from Afghanistan."

"How they will withdraw, when they will withdraw, the timetable and which troops, and also the other side also. So two technical groups are working on that. It will start soon, their work," he stated.

The meeting is organised by the Council of Afghan Society, an organisation representing the Afghan diaspora in Russia.

Russia: Head of Taliban delegation discusses US troop withdrawal at intra-Afghan talks02:10
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Head of the Taliban delegation at the intra-Afghan talks in Moscow, Sher Mohammad Abbas Stanikzai, shared his views on the first day of discussions at the capital's President Hotel on Tuesday.

“We hope that with their [Russian side] help, with their assistance we can reach some sort of solution. We appreciate this,” he said.

Stanikzai also discussed what he said was the Taliban's hopes for the withdrawal of all foreign troops from Afghanistan. “[The] America side, there are two things, two agendas we have discussed. One was the withdrawal of their troops, complete withdrawal of all foreign troops from Afghanistan."

"How they will withdraw, when they will withdraw, the timetable and which troops, and also the other side also. So two technical groups are working on that. It will start soon, their work," he stated.

The meeting is organised by the Council of Afghan Society, an organisation representing the Afghan diaspora in Russia.