Afghanistan’s government has lodged a complaint with the UN over a recent trip by members of the Taliban to Moscow.
The Afghan government has said that Russia allowed the members of the Taliban to enter the country despite them being on the UN’s blacklist.
Led by Taliban’s chief negotiator Mohammad Abbas Stanikzai, ten senior officials from the group this week travelled to Moscow for talks with Afghan politicians.
Nazifullah Salarzai, deputy of Afghanistan permanent representative to the UN has confirmed this latest development.
This comes after presidential spokesman Haroon Chakhansuri on Thursday said the Moscow meeting was a political and academic meeting and will have no impact on the peace process.
The Afghan government also that no one had any executive authority to forge agreements.
“It was a political and academic debate about peace. The declaration which was released at the end of this meeting was the summary of this meeting and will not have any practical or executive outcomes on the peace process,” said Chakhansuri.