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Krygyzstan offers to host peace conference

The Krygyz government, already experiencing the negative consequences of the conflict in Afghanistan and “interested in a speedy settlement of this conflict”, on Wednesday offered to host a peace conference in the Kyrgyz capital Bishkek. “Given the consent of Afghan leaders, we shall be ready to create all the necessary conditions for the peace talks,” the Russian Itar-Tass news agency quoted Askar Aitmatov, head of the international section of the presidential administration, as saying. Aitmatov said Krygyzstan was “not overestimating its abilities” but hoped that the leaders of the various Afghan factions would finally sit down at a conference table to work out decisions suiting all the sides concerned, the report added.

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