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Turkish, Afghan, Pakistani FMs to meet in Istanbul

22 Apr 2021, 21:05 GMT+10

ISTANBUL, April 22 (Xinhua) -- Turkey will host a trilateral meeting with the foreign ministers of Afghanistan and Pakistan on Friday in Istanbul.

The meeting will address the latest developments in the Afghan peace process, the Turkish foreign ministry said in a written statement on Thursday.

Cooperation opportunities in security, energy, connectivity, and irregular migration will be on the agenda as well, it added.

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu "will also hold bilateral meetings with his Afghan and Pakistani counterparts," the statement said.

Turkey, Qatar, and the United Nations had planned to co-convene a high-level conference in Istanbul from April 24 to May 4, with the participation of the Afghan government and the Taliban.

But the conference had been postponed due to the Taliban's refusal to attend.

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