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Pakistan has declared postponement of the Afghan peace conference, which was scheduled from July 17-19, Foreign Office Spokesperson Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri said. “The Afghan peace conference scheduled to be held in Islamabad from 17-19 July 2021 has been postponed until after Eid Al-Adha.
The conference was originally scheduled from July 17 to 19 in Islamabad and was to be attended by a number of high-ranking Afghan leaders. Taliban leaders were not invited.
“The Afghan Peace Conference scheduled to be held in Islamabad from 17-19 July 2021 has been postponed until after Eid Al-Adha. The new dates of the said Conference will be announced later,” the Pakistan Foreign Office said in a short statement. This year Eid Al-Adha will be celebrated on July 21.
The cancellation was announced as the Foreign Office in another statement rejected the remarks made by Afghanistan Vice President Amrullah Saleh that the Pakistan Air Force was providing air support to the Taliban militants in the border areas of Chaman and Spin Boldak.