Russia is in no hurry to recognize the power of the Taliban movement (banned in Russia) in Afghanistan. This was announced to reporters on Tuesday by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, answering a TASS question.
“Just yesterday I spoke with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China, Wang Yi. We have coinciding positions,” Lavrov said.
“We are in no rush to gain recognition as well as all other countries,” he said.
At the same time, the minister pointed out that Russia notes positive signals from the Taliban regarding the further development of Afghanistan. “We see encouraging signals from the Taliban, who declare their desire to have a government with the participation of other political forces, declare their readiness to continue the processes, including those related to education, education for girls and the functioning of the state machine in general, without closing the way for those officials who worked under the previous government of President [Ashraf] Ghani, “the Russian Foreign Minister noted.
According to Lavrov, Russia hopes that the dialogue of the Taliban movement with the leaders of the political forces of Afghanistan will end with the formation of inclusive transitional structures of the country’s government.
“Literally these days, as I understand it, during these hours there may even be a conversation with a Taliban representative. I really hope that it will end with an agreement that Afghans form inclusive, as they say, transitional structures as an important step towards full normalization. the situation in this long-suffering country, “- said the minister, answering a TASS question.
“We support the beginning of an all-encompassing national dialogue with the participation of all political and ethno-confessional forces of Afghanistan,” Lavrov added.
Also, the head of the Russian Foreign Ministry noted the positive processes on the streets of Kabul, where, according to him, “the situation is quite calm and the Taliban as a whole effectively ensure law and order.”
Taliban militants entered Kabul without a fight on August 15 and established full control over the Afghan capital within a few hours. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said he resigned to prevent bloodshed and left the country. Western countries are evacuating their citizens and embassy staff.