The Taliban are calling for “a positive change” from the international community and welcoming Russia’s step forward

Afghan Foreign Ministry spokesman Abdul Qahar Balkhi has drawn attention to the need for the international community to make “a positive change in its relations and approach to Afghanistan” and welcomed the possibility that Russia will remove them from its list of terrorists .

The spokesman expressed the government’s gratitude to Russian President Vladimir Putin for his remarks last week suggesting that if this decision on the Taliban leads to “positive development” for the country, Russia will move in that direction will.

The Taliban are calling for “a positive change” from the international community and welcoming Russia’s step forward
The Taliban are calling for “a positive change” from the international community and welcoming Russia’s step forward

Balkhi emphasized that the international community had to change its relations with Afghanistan “since the chapter of the war has come to an end”.

“We are looking for positive relationships with the international community based on the principle of reciprocity,” said the spokesman for the Afghan Foreign Ministry on his social networks.

Putin stressed last week that Moscow would continue to “enter into dialogue and cooperate” with representatives of the Islamist group regardless of their status, according to the Russian news agency Sputnik.

He also insisted on the need to develop “relationships with all ethnic and religious groups” and “with all political and civil organizations” in Afghanistan.

The intentions of the Russian government were announced the day after Moscow hosted a regional meeting on the situation in Afghanistan, which included China, India, Iran, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and a Taliban delegation.

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