What Is Moscow Format?
India joined the meeting of the ‘Moscow format consultations on Afghanistan’ that was in the Russian capital.
- The Moscow format is one of the several dialogue platforms on Afghanistan which began before the Taliban takeover of Kabul.
- It consists of Russia, China, Pakistan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan and India.
- The key objective of the Moscow format of consultations is to facilitate the national reconciliation process in Afghanistan to establish peace.
- During the meeting, the participants discussed issues related to Afghanistan, including the current humanitarian situation and the ongoing efforts of various stakeholders to provide assistance, intra-Afghan talks, formation of an inclusive and representative government.