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Russia hosts meeting on Afghanistan

AP  |  Moscow 

is hosting a conference on bringing together representatives of the Afghan authorities and the

Opening Friday's meeting, Russian voiced hope it could help pave the way for peace talks.

The conference marks Moscow's attempt to get the Afghan authorities and the together at a table. The US Embassy in has sent a to observe the discussions.

Russia's first attempt to hold the conference in September fell through after the Afghan authorities refused to attend. This time, the hasn't sent its envoys, but members of the government-appointed are attending the event.

officials and members have met at past forums elsewhere, and while no formal talks were ever held they have had some face-to face discussions.

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First Published: Fri, November 09 2018. 14:45 IST