Russia will invite the Taliban to worldwide talks on Afghanistan scheduled for October 20 in Moscow, the Kremlin’s envoy to Afghanistan, Zamir Kabulov, stated Thursday.
In response to a query from Russian journalists on whether or not representatives of the hardline group can be invited to negotiations involving China, India, Iran and Pakistan, Kabulov stated: “Sure”.
The talks will observe a G20 summit on Afghanistan on October 12 that can search to assist the nation keep away from a humanitarian disaster within the wake of the Taliban takeover.
Kabulov was additionally requested whether or not Russia would ship help to Afghanistan, the place the humanitarian disaster is rising worse, a high UN official warned Wednesday.
Russia would achieve this, however the particulars had been nonetheless being determined, Kabulov stated.
“That is being labored out,” he instructed journalists, saying “cargo” was being collected.
Moscow has moved to interact with the Taliban however stopped wanting recognition of the group, which is banned as a terrorist organisation in Russia.
On Monday, Kabulov stated Moscow wouldn’t “exclude” revising the UN sanctions regime towards the Taliban.
“However at this stage we imagine it isn’t expedient to hurry,” he stated.
The Kremlin has in recent times reached out to the Taliban and hosted its representatives in Moscow a number of occasions, most lately in July.
In contrast to Western nations that rushed to evacuate diplomats after the Taliban swept to energy in August, Russia has saved its embassy in Kabul open.
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