Afghan Voice Agency (AVA)_Monitoring, Earlier, the Russian special envoy for Afghanistan, Zamir Kabulov, said that this meeting will focus on the topic of inclusivity of the current Afghan government, counterterrorism, and drug-related crime.
Amir Khan Muttaqi, the acting foreign minister of the Islamic Emirate, who went to Russia to attend the meeting, met with various Russians before the meeting.
“Russia is one of the close-by nations to Afghanistan and one of the superpowers that may play an essential and crucial role in Afghanistan. I wish Afghans would embrace such meetings,” said Salim Paigir, a political analyst.
The US Department of State's spokesman Matthew Miller, addressing a press briefing, said that a US representative will not be attending the Moscow Format meeting.
“I don’t have much to say about that other than that we’re aware of the Moscow format meeting taking place. We are not members of the Moscow format, so a US representative will not be attending,” Miller noted.
Some political analysts think that if this meeting does not provide a result, it will not have any impact on the situation in Afghanistan.
"It is the responsibility of Muttaqi, who should have been to [the Moscow Format meeting] with a very excellent strategy and plan to satisfy the East and the West that we are fighting terrorist groups in Afghanistan and that our land will not be used against your land,” said Zakiullah Mohammadi, a political analyst.
Previously, the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that the joint statement of the participating nations will be approved at the end of this meeting.