Abdullah Abdullah, the country's chief executive, said Monday that the Afghan government should be at the centre of any peace talks, adding that Kabul "would prefer the Moscow meeting had a different shape". Among U.S. demands is a commitment by the Taliban to stop terrorist groups like al-Qaeda and Islamic State from continuing to use Afghanistan as a base of operations.
In an interview to Tolo News before the Moscow talks, President Ghani said the Afghan politicians participating in Moscow talks lack "negotiating authority".
However US President Donald Trump has made clear his desire to bring an end to the 17-year conflict and withdraw at least the vast bulk of American forces.
However, Mr Stanikzai said "women should not worry" about the prospect of increasing Taliban influence as they would seek to grant women all their "rights according to Islamic rule and Afghan culture". It has brought together Taliban representatives and prominent Afghan figures.
Hanafi said both the USA and the Taliban would create technical committees that "will work on a timetable for the withdrawal of remaining troops".
"Thanks to their bravery, we are now able to pursue a possible political solution to this long and bloody conflict", Trump said.
The extraordinary gathering in Moscow was the Taliban's most significant with Afghan politicians in years, and concluded with both sides agreeing to future talks and ensuring a "durable and dignified peace" for the people of Afghanistan.
"It is Russian Federation against the USA all over again, but the other way around", Fakur said, in reference to Washington's support former Mujahidin fighters against the former Soviet Union-backed government in the 1990s.
The Afghan president - who has vented frustration as his friends and enemies have negotiated the future of his country - describing the Moscow talks as "nothing more than fantasy".
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Trump also ordered the military to develop plans to remove up to half of the 14,000 USA forces in Afghanistan. Trump also said he wants to leave troops in Iraq, however, in order to keep an eye on the regime in Iran.
"The atmosphere of the talks (on the first day) was very constructive", said Mohammad Mohaqiq, the second deputy of CEO Abdullah Abdullah.
Ambassador Abdul Rahim Sayed Jan told Anadolu Agency that there is no progress in the peace process because of Taliban's reluctance to talk to the Afghan government.
The Afghan government was not represented at both the talks in Doha and Moscow, sparking fears among many Afghans that a hasty pullout of United States troops would once again plunge the war-ravaged country into a brutal civil war.
"The people of Afghanistan want a country with sustainable peace, a united and democratic Afghanistan, a prosperous Afghanistan built by the educated women and men of it", he said.
"They said women can work, women can be educated, women cannot be presidents though - they can be prime ministers".
On Tuesday afternoon he said a press release would be issued within a few hours "which will reflect the key agreements achieved at the meeting". "From the meetings in the lawns of Peshawar's Governor house to the sittings in Moscow and collective dementia of our political elite".
The government was also excluded from the Taliban's peace talks with the U.S. in Doha, although in that case, it may be fairer to say that the Taliban just wanted to cut out the middleman and talk to those calling the shots. "Let hundreds of such meetings be held, but these would only be paper (agreements) unless there is an agreement by the Afghan government; Afghanistan's national assembly and Afghanistan's legal institutions".
"A more involved role for Moscow has surprised many, mostly due to Russia's bloody history in Afghanistan", said The Soufan Center, a nonprofit security analysis group.