DUSHANBE, May 27. /TASS/. High-ranking security officials from eight countries have concluded their meeting on Afghanistan to call on those responsible for the current developments in the Central Asian nation to fulfil their commitments to help restore growth in the republic.
"The heads of the delegations urged countries responsible for the situation in Afghanistan to fulfil their commitments in full to restore the nation’s economic growth," the security council secretaries and national security advisers from Russia, India, Iran, Kazakhstan, China, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan said in a statement following their consultations in Dushanbe.
The participants also urged Kabul to respect international law and its commitments under bilateral and multilateral agreements and treaties, and noted that a peaceful, stable and prospering Afghanistan was a common interest of both the region and international community.
The delegates reiterated non-interference in the republic’s affairs, saying that mechanisms for a stable peace should be developed by the Afghan nation itself and under its own control.
"All the sides should maintain dialogue and communication with Afghanistan and urge the country to create a broad and inclusive political system, to run a consistent and moderate domestic and foreign policy course, and to develop friendly ties with all nations, in particular in the region," the statement reads.
On April 14, 2021, US President Joe Biden announced his decision to end America’s military operation in Afghanistan - its longest abroad. The Taliban (outlawed in Russia) then unfolded a major campaign to take control of the country. On September 7, the Taliban appointed an interim government that has not been recognized by a single country yet.