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Direct Uzbekistan-Taliban negotiations begin




(MENAFN) Uzbekistan was declared to have been able to make direct contact with the Taliban so as to organize group's negotiations with Afghanistan.

Uzbekistan has made "constructive" talks with senior members of the Taliban to recognize the common position of the participants of Afghanistan Conference held in Tashkent in March, as announced the Uzbek Foreign Ministry.

The Foreign Ministry confirmed Uzbek officials to have discussed with Taliban during the negotiations the provision of long-term peace and stability in Afghanistan, talks for economic development of Afghanistan, and the potential of mutual cooperation.

Both sides, in a declaration, "strongly" backed Afghan government's proposal to launch direct dialogues with the Taliban without any preconditions.

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Direct Uzbekistan-Taliban negotiations begin

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