Turkmenistan will participate in a high-level conference on Afghan settlement, which will be held in Istanbul from April 24 to May 4, “Turkmenistan: Golden Age” reports with reference to RIA Novosti.
21 states were invited to the meeting of representatives of the Afghan government and the Taliban movement. According to the source, these are Turkmenistan, Australia, Azerbaijan, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Iran, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Norway, Great Britain, USA, Uzbekistan, Pakistan, Russia and Tajikistan.
The forum was organized by the United Nations, Turkey and Qatar. UN chief Antonio Guterres is expected to take part in the conference.
“We expect the conference to provide all [negotiating] partners with an opportunity to reaffirm their support for the people of Afghanistan in their quest for inclusive peace, stability and prosperity,” UN Spokesman Stephen Dujarrick said at a briefing in New York.
The EU High Representative, NATO Secretary General and Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation are invited to the meeting.