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Russia calls for talks between Afghan government and the Taliban

Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani speaks during a news conference in Kabul, Afghanistan July 11, 2016. (Reuters)
MOSCOW: Russia called on Wednesday for urgent talks between the government in Afghanistan and the Taliban, its Foreign Ministry said in a statement, adding Russia could host such talks.
“We strongly recommend that negotiations start as soon as possible... to put an end to the civil war,” the ministry said.

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