BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:20 A.M.) – Head of Afghanistan delegation and Deputy of High Peace Council Hajji Din Mohammad confirmed Afghanistan’s readiness to start a direct dialogue with Taliban, speaking on the sidelines of multilateral peace consultations on Afghanistan which are taking place in Moscow, Friday.
Answering the reporter’s question on possibility of direct talks, Din Mohammad said: “Well, yes, yes. They announced.”
Din Mohammad also spoke on US presence in Afghanistan: “When the peace comes, no need for America in Afghanistan”, adding “if the peace comes, they will go.”
The Russian capital is hosting the second meeting of the Moscow-format consultations at the level of deputy foreign ministers and special envoys.