Next extended Troika likely to be held in Kabul

Russia’s state news agency TASS reported Tuesday that the next extended Troika meeting on Afghanistan will be held by the end of February and will likely take place in Kabul.

Russian Special Presidential Envoy for Afghanistan Zamir Kabulov told TASS that the meeting will probably be held in Kabul and that the countries participating in the extended Troika on Afghanistan – Russia, the United States, China and Pakistan – are now coordinating the date of the next round of talks.

“Currently, we are coordinating the date of the next round of talks with our partners in the extended Troika, which will be held in Kabul by the end of February,” he said.

Kabulov stated that the Russian side is focusing the attention of the extended Troika on the “completion of the inter-Afghan peace process, as well as the participation of the international community in the inclusive post-conflict rehabilitation of this country.”