MOSCOW, September 2. /TASS/. Moscow will consider recognizing Afghanistan’s new authorities once an inclusive government is formed in the country, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said at a briefing on Thursday.
"We call for the establishment of an inclusive coalition government in Afghanistan that would involve all of the country’s ethnic and political forces, including ethnic minorities, so the question of recognizing the country’s authorities will rise after the process is over," she pointed out.
According to Zakharova, Russia consistently emphasizes the need for Afghanistan to turn into a peaceful, independent and economically stable country.
At the same time, in her words, "Western countries’ spontaneous operation to leave Afghanistan may have a negative impact on the nation’s welfare in a new historical era." "It is Western countries that made a decision on the form of their presence [in Afghanistan] but they failed to do it based on a mandate issued by the United Nations Security Council, as well as to present reports to the UN Security Council and the international community. So it is these countries that bear the primary responsibility for this step and everything that Afghanistan and the Taliban movement (outlawed in Russia) have inherited," the Russian diplomat added.
Taliban's readiness to develop international ties
Maria Zakharova pointed out that the Taliban has shown a willingness to develop ties with the international community.
"We note the statement made by the Taliban’s senior official Shahabuddin Delawar, in which he called on the foreign countries that hastily aborted their diplomatic missions to resume their work. This message demonstrates the Taliban leadership’s readiness to develop ties with the international community," the spokeswoman said.
Zakharova also mentioned that the Russian Embassy in Kabul continued to work as usual. "The situation with the security of employees and facilities is under control at this stage," the Russian diplomat concluded.