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India to attend Afghan-Taliban peace deal event in Doha on Saturday

India will be present at the intra-Afghan talks ceremony that will take place on Saturday. The ceremony starts the process of negotiations between the Afghan government and the Taliban. India will be present along with as many as 30 other countries at the ceremony.

All the countries that border Afghanistan have been invited.

Earlier this year, India was present at the signing of US-Taliban deal, which was signed on February 29 in Doha. The then Indian envoy to Doha P Kumaran represented India.

India is Afghanistan’s major development partner and has built the India-Afghanistan friendship dam in the western province of Herat and the Afghan Parliament in the capital Kabul.

The Afghan government negotiating delegation left for Doha on Friday to start peace negotiations with the Taliban group. Afghan government will be represented by the Chairman of the High Council for National Reconciliation Dr Abdullah Abdullah, Acting Afghan Foreign Minister Mohamamd Hanif Atmar, Afghan President’s Special Representative on Peace Affairs Abdul Salam Rahimi and State Minister for Peace Affairs Seyed Sa’adat Mansour Naderi.