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Friday, March 12, 2021, 22:55
Turkey says it plans to host Afghan peace talks in April
By Reuters
Friday, March 12, 2021, 22:55 By Reuters

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu speaks during a press conference with his Kosovo counterpart (not in frame) in Pristina on Oct 19, 2018. (ARMEND NIMANI / AFP)

ANKARA - Turkey is planning to host a round of Afghanistan peace talks in Istanbul in April, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu was cited as saying by the state-owned Anadolu news agency on Friday, adding Ankara would appoint an Afghanistan special envoy.

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Cavusoglu’s comments come after the United States shared with Afghan officials, Taliban leaders and others a draft peace plan calling for replacing the government with a power-sharing interim administration pending elections under a new constitution.

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Russia also plans to hold a conference on Afghanistan in Moscow later this month, the TASS news agency said on Tuesday.

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