OREANDA-NEWS.  The Telegram channel Sputnik.Afghanistan has published the composition of the delegation of the Taliban movement (a terrorist organization banned in Russia), which arrived at the meeting of the “Moscow format” on Afghanistan.

From the government of the unrecognized Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA) for the talks in Moscow arrived: Second Deputy Prime Minister Abdul-Salam Hanafi, acting Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaki, and. O. Minister of Economy Mohammad Hanif, and. O. Minister of Commerce Nuruddin Azizi and Khairullah Khairkhah, Acting Minister of Culture and Information.

The Foreign Ministry of the Taliban government is also represented by: Abdul-Kakhar Balkhi, official of the Foreign Ministry of the IEA, Zakir Jalali, director of the 3rd Political Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as well as employees of the Protocol Department of the Foreign Ministry of the IEA Safiullah Amiri and Abdul-Wahhab Rahimi.

In addition, representatives of the political office of the Taliban Anas Haqqani and Shabahuddin Delawar, as well as and others, flew to the meeting within the framework of the "Moscow format". O. Mayor of the Afghan capital of Kabul Abdul-Rashid Baluch.

Negotiations within the framework of the "Moscow format" created in 2017 are taking place on October 20 in Moscow at the "President Hotel". In addition to representatives of Russia and Afghanistan, delegations from India, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, China, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan will take part in them.

On the eve of the talks, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov met in a closed format with representatives of the Taliban. According to the minister, the meeting discussed the formation of a new government in Afghanistan and issues of military-political stabilization in the country.