As Russia is preparing to host a peace conference on Afghanistan on Friday, Afghan officials said that they hoped such meetings take place in Afghanistan.
Pakistan, China, India and Iran and Central Asian nations have been invited to the conference which follows a series of meetings on Afghanistan hosted by Moscow. U.S. has turned down the invitation, questioning the objective of the meeting.
“As for now, the conference is hosted by Moscow, but we will urge all the participants to support a peace process which is hosted and led by the Afghans,” Javid Faisal, the deputy spokesman for Afghan Chief Executive told reporters in Kabul.
According to him, Mohammad Ashraf Haidari, the director of policy and strategy at foreign ministry, will represent Afghanistan at the meeting.
‘Afghanistan hopes increased cooperation with U.S.’
Faisal said that U.S. was reviewing its Afghan support policy, hoping the cooperation between the two countries would increase.
He said that high-level officials of the two countries will hold meetings during the assessment process.