Тhe US resumed the talks with the Taliban
«The US and the Taliban can sign a peace agreement during this week, and launch the first 48-hour ceasefire in Afghanistan» — the RIA NEWS reports while citing their source. On Sunday, the Taliban announced the resumption of the talks with the US after a three-month break in Doha. The RIA NEWS also reported, while citing their sources, that after reaching a peace agreement — the Taliban and the representatives of the US and Afghanistan authorities will gather for a trilateral meeting in Camp David. The initial meeting was canceled back in September due to a terrorist attack in Kabul that killed an American serviceman.
The negotiations aimed to resolve the conflict in Donbass between the leaders of the «Norman Four» countries — Russia, Germany, France and Ukraine — will take place on 9th of December in Paris. The Norman Four summit will start on Monday evening, and it will last for 2 hours 45 minutes. Prior to the summit, the Russian President Vladimir Putin will talk with the German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and then with the French President Emmanuel Macron. After the summit, a meeting is planned between the presidents of Russia and Ukraine, Vladimir Putin and Vladimir Zelensky, in the Champs Elysees. After the summit, a press conference of the leaders of four countries will be held.
3 the USA
The US State Department announced that a meeting between the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and the Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will take place on 10th of December, in Washington. The parties plan to discuss «a wide range of regional and bilateral problems». The American mass media pointed out that the meeting will take place the day after the negotiations in the «Norman format». The National Security Advisor to the US President, Robert O’Brien, said that the White House wants to organize a meeting between Sergei Lavrov and Donald Trump during the visit of the Russian Foreign Minister.
The press service of the CSTO Joint HQ reported that the 15th meeting of the Military Committee on the Development of the Military Cooperation of the CSTO Members will be held on 13th of December in St. Petersburg. The meeting will be attended by the chiefs of general staffs of the armed forces of the CSTO, and by the first deputy chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Kyrgyzstan and the head of the Joint HQ of the CSTO. «The meeting will discuss the priority areas of the CSTO activity in military affairs, and the challenges and threats to the military security of the CSTO collective security regions» — the press service specified.