India and Russia have agreed to undertake a joint project, possibly in the development sector, in Afghanistan, an Indian newspaper reported.
An aide to General Abdul Rashid Dostum said that Dostum is to return home within at least ten days after he had a phone conversation with President Ghani who was also in Turkey on Friday.
Russia said the U.S. will have to drop its opposition to negotiating directly with the Taliban on the eventual pullout of American troops from Afghanistan or face a grinding and bloody war for years to come.
This was Pompeo’s first call with Ghani after he became the Secretary of State last month, replacing Rex Tillerson.
Senior Pakistani and Afghan officials will meet in Islamabad today (Monday) to review progress on agreements in a series of talks under a bilateral mechanism, Pakistani and Afghan officials said Sunday.
Afghan defense minister Tariq Shah Bahrami leading a high level military delegation left Kabul on Saturday morning for Tehran.
Afghan security officials say the security plan for voter registration centers in provincial centers has been revised and improved.
Afghanistan High Peace Council has said a trilateral meeting between Afghanistan, Pakistan and Indonesia’s Ulemas was held on Friday to explore ways for Afghan peace.
Afghan Independent Election Commission has said it has extended the voter registration process in provincial centers by one month.
The shadow judge of the Taliban group in northern Baghlan province of Afghanistan has reportedly urged the group’s supreme leader Mullah Hebatullah Akhundzada to accept the peace offer in a bid to end the ongoing violence.