Moscow format

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Recently, India joined the latest meeting of the ‘Moscow format consultations on Afghanistan’ that was in the Russian capital.

About Moscow format: 

  • What is it?
    • The Moscow format is one of the several dialogue platforms on Afghanistan — which began before the Taliban takeover of Kabul.
    • It consists of Russia, China, Pakistan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan and India.
  • The key objective of the Moscow format of consultations is to facilitate the national reconciliation process in Afghanistan to establish peace.
  • During the meeting, the participants discussed issues related to Afghanistan, including the current humanitarian situation and the ongoing efforts of various stakeholders to provide assistance, intra-Afghan talks, formation of an inclusive and representative government.


Source : The Hindu