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Afghan Government slams Russia for allowing UN blacklisted Taliban to attend Moscow talks

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The Afghan government, which was not invited in last week's talks, slammed for allowing the blacklisted members to take part in the talks.

"They (members who are on the UN blacklist) do not have the permission to freely travel, and they are on the terrorist groups' list in many countries. allowed the members to enter the country despite them being on the UN's blacklist." told TOLOnes on Friday.

The ministry's remarks came days after the government lodged a complaint with the over a recent trip by members of the to

"Individuals such as and his fellows who visited are sanctioned by the UN. We have shared with the UN Security Council's 1988's committee the visit of those Taliban members to who are sanctioned by the UN," added

The government has criticised the talks from the beginning, by saying that the talks hosted by Russia were against the spirit of Afghan-led and owned peace process.

The talks, which were held from February 4 to 7, were attended by 40 Afghan politicians, excluding government officials.

A declaration was signed after the three days talks, stating that all parties in the conference have agreed that a dignified and lasting peace is the aspiration of all the people of and this principle has been achieved in Moscow.

A joint statement of the participants, signed after the meeting, reiterated that the intra-Afghan dialogue must continue on a regular basis in view of the current sensitive situation.

Meanwhile, Special Representative for Reconciliation, Zalmay Khalilzad, said that the Taliban will reach a peace agreement with the before the Afghan slated to be held on July 20.

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First Published: Sat, February 09 2019. 10:49 IST
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