Pakistan will not be attending the summit of regional stakeholders regarding Afghanistan, which is planned to take place this week in Moscow, Russia.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson announced that Pakistan would not be attending the summit of regional stakeholders regarding Afghanistan, which is planned to take place this week in Moscow, Russia.
The two-day conference of national security advisers of regional states, which started on Wednesday, brought officials from India, China, Iran and Central Asian states.
The spokesperson Mumtaz Zahra Baloch stated that Pakistan, Iran and Afghanistan coordinate on several vital issues. Currently, “we do not want to reveal any particular agenda under discussion among the three”.
Russia invited representatives from regional countries to the Moscow Format Meeting to discuss Afghanistan-related topics, including security and humanitarian crises.
India initially initiated the fifth round of the Moscow format in November 2021. On the other hand, the relations between Islamabad and Kabul are deteriorating. Since Pakistan has accused Afghan Taliban of providing sanctuaries for TTP and Afghanistan’s soil used against Pakistan’s national security, these could be the reasons for Pakistan to pull out from attending the Moscow meeting on Afghanistan.
However, the current de facto government in Afghanistan repeatedly refused any accusation of providing sanctuaries for TTP or using Afghanistan’s soil against Pakistan’s security or any other countries.