The Special Representatives of Russia, China, the United States of America held their fourth consultation on the Afghan peace process in Moscow on October 25, 2019. Russia, China, the United States and Pakistan also held the Second Round of four-party consultations. Respectful of the sovereignty, independence, and territorial integrity of Afghanistan, participants discussed ways to support the Afghan people’s desire for a lasting peace. To that end, participants:

1. Acknowledged the widespread and sincere demand of the Afghan people for lasting peace and an end to the war.

2. Reviewed the current situation in Afghanistan and their joint efforts to reach sustainable settlement in the country by political and diplomatic means.

3. Confirmed that a sustainable peace can be achieved only through a negotiated political settlement.

4. Russia, China and Pakistan expressed their support for the earliest resumption of negotiation process and reaching an agreement between the United States of America and the Taliban movement, which will pave the way for launching Intra-Afghan talks.

The participants:

5. Committed to work with the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, both government leaders and others, and the Taliban to reach a comprehensive and sustainable peace agreement that ends the war for the benefit of all Afghans and that contributes to regional stability and global security.

6. In order to create an environment conducive for negotiations, urged all sides to immediately reduce violence.

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