Moscow Format: India takes part in Moscow talks on forming ‘inclusive government’ in Afghanistan

Source: The post is based on the article “India takes part in Moscow talks on forming ‘inclusive government’ in Afghanistan” published in The Hindu on 17th November 2022

What is the News?

India participated in the fourth meeting of the Moscow Format Consultations on Afghanistan held in Moscow, Russia.

What is Moscow Format?

Moscow format is one of the several dialogue platforms on Afghanistan which began before the Taliban takeover of Kabul.

The format consists of Russia, China, Pakistan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan and India.

What were the issues discussed at the 4th Moscow Format?

The participants discussed issues related to Afghanistan. These include 1) the current humanitarian situation and the ongoing efforts of various stakeholders to provide assistance, 2) intra-Afghan talks, 3) the formation of an inclusive and representative government and 4) efforts to counter threats of terrorism and ensure regional security.

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