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Iran to push for inclusive Afghan government at Tehran conference

The Iranian government is concerned for the Shiite Muslim and Persian-speaking communities in Afghanistan under the Taliban.

Iran will host Afghanistan’s neighbors for a conference on Wednesday.

The foreign ministers of Pakistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan will attend the meeting in the capital Tehran. China’s foreign minister will attend virtually. Iran also invited Russia to participate in the conference, despite the country not having a border with Afghanistan, and the Russians will likewise attend virtually. Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi will deliver the opening remarks, the official Islamic Republic News Agency reported.

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