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MOSCOW, November 6 (Itar-Tass) - Russian Presidential Special Envoy for Afghanistan Zamir Kabulov does not conduct any talks with Taliban militants in Qatar, the Russian Foreign Ministry stated on Wednesday in comments on the report of the U.S. news agency Associated Press, which states about the talks between the Russian official and representatives of the Taliban movement in Qatar.
“Over the report, which the news agency Associated Press had published on November 1 and which claims that the Russian official is holding negotiations with representatives of the Taliban movement in Qatar, we would like to draw attention to the fact that the news agency should have rechecked the reports received from Taliban before making them public,” the Russian Foreign Ministry said.
“In this regard, we stated that Russian Presidential Special Envoy for Afghanistan Zamir Kabulov is not holding any talks with the Taliban movement in Qatar,” the Russian ministry added.