(MENAFN - Daily Outlook Afghanistan) Moscow has repeatedly stressedthat the inter-Afghan dialogue 'reflects the principle of an Afghan-led andAfghan-owned peace process.
'MOSCOW - Russia supports theresults of the inter-Afghan meeting in Doha and hopes that it would lay thefoundation for the future reconciliation agreement in Afghanistan, the RussianForeign Ministry's official spokeswoman, Maria Zakharova, said in a statement.
"Russia supports theresults of the Second Inter-Afghan Dialogue Conference held in Doha on July7-8," reads the statement, posted on the ministry's official website."It was basically a continuation of the conversation betweenrepresentatives of a broad range of Afghanistan's socio-political forces,including the armed opposition, which was started last February, and is aimedat launching a peace process in that country as soon as possible."
"We are satisfied that theparticipants at the Doha meeting adopted a final statement reflecting theirintention to steadily move towards an inter-Afghanistan peace," Zakharovasaid.
Moscow has repeatedly stressedthat the inter-Afghan dialogue "reflects the principle of an Afghan-ledand Afghan-owned peace process that was broadly approved by the internationalcommunity."
"In Afghanistan's currentreality, such meetings are the only viable channel of communication not onlyfor the confronting sides of the conflict but also for the key political forcesof the IRA, without which it will hardly be possible to achieve durablepeace," the spokeswoman said. "We hope communication will lay thefoundation for a future peace agreement and will more clearly outline thecontours of the post-conflict arrangement in Afghanistan."
The Russian Foreign Ministryalso welcomed the fact that the inter-Afghanistan negotiating format, initiatedby the Afghan diaspora of Russia, a number of other CIS countries and someAsian and European states, "has been continued and received support fromthe overwhelming majority of the international community.". (Agencies)