Taliban delegation visits Moscow on efforts for peace

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KABUL: A Taliban delegation led by Mullah Sher Mohammad Abbas Stanikzai arrived in Russia as part of peace bids, the group’s political office in Doha said Thursday. 
Earlier, a Mullah Baradar-led delegation had visited Iran for two days ago and met with Iranian authorities in Tehran city, Iran’s capital.
Dr. Mohammad Naeem, spokesman of the Taliban’s Qatar office, wrote on his Twitter handle that Stanikzai and his team arrived in Moscow, Russia’s capital, on Wednesday.
He said the delegation met with ZamirKabulov, Russia’s special representative for Afghanistan, his deputy and authorities of the Russian Ministry of Foreign affairs regarding Afghanistan.
Dr. Naeem said both sides discussed the current progress in intra-Afghan peace talks, thorough implementation of the Doha agreement, as well as matters related to both countries.
He added Russia assured of full cooperation in the establishment of peace in Afghanistan.