Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov in Moscow, Russia.
Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov in Moscow, Russia.

KABUL - Afghanistan's government says that the Russia has indefinitely postponed a meeting on the Afghan peace process planned for next week.

A statement released Monday by the office of the Afghan presidency said that Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani have decided to postpone the meeting and hold it at another date.
 
President Ghani insists the peace talks should be "Afghan owned and led," according to the statement.  
 
Lavrov said Russia agrees the peace process should be under the auspices of the Afghans and it is "ready to cooperate," the statement added.