Tashkent holds peace summit on Afghanistan

The two-day conference in Uzbekistan is part of efforts to encourage the Afghan government and the Taliban to engage in peace talks.

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    Uzbekistan says it wants to help put an end to the war in neighbouring Afghanistan, which has raged since 2001.

    The country's President Shavkat Mirziyoyev has organised a two-day conference in the capital Tashkent starting on Monday.

    It is part of efforts to encourage the Afghan government and the Taliban to engage in peace talks.

    Al Jazeera's Imtiaz Tyab reports.


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