Publication: Monitor Volume: 2 Issue: 189

Tajik president Imomali Rahmonov yesterday gave the fullest public expression to date of the policy toward Afghanistan on which Moscow seeks consensus with the Central Asian states. That position envisages an immediate ceasefire and negotiations among "all influential political forces in Afghanistan," and a UN-sponsored international conference on Afghanistan with the participation of all regional and "interested" countries. (Itar-Tass, Western agencies, October 9)

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