US department of state on Monday, October 18 said that they will not send a representative to a Russia-hosted conference that is concentrated on Afghanistan.

Spokesperson of the state department Ned Price reasoned logistic problems for which the United States will not be participating in Moscow talks.

Moscow is all set to host a conference on Afghanistan tomorrow, October 20.

Taliban have also been invited to the talks that have been confirmed and the de-facto authorities will be taking part in Moscow talks.

Iran, Pakistan, China, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, and Turkmenistan are said to be participating in the conference.

Russia is hosting talks over Afghanistan as it is rather worried about the entering of ISIS affiliates from Syria and Iraq to Afghanistan who are feared to destabilize central Asian countries.


  • Najibullah Lalzoy is a journalist and editor at Khaama Press. He has a BA degree in journalism.