The Taliban call for “a positive change” from the international community and welcome Russia’s step forward


The spokesman for the Afghan Foreign Ministry, Abdul Qahar Balkhi, has pointed out the need for the international community to carry out “a positive change in its relationship and approach towards Afghanistan”, and has welcomed the possibility that Russia will remove them from its list of terrorists.

The spokesman conveyed the government’s gratitude to Russian President Vladimir Putin for his statements last week in which he indicated that, if this decision regarding the Taliban makes the country “evolve in a positive way,” Russia will move forward. ” in that direction”.

Thus, Balkhi has stressed that the international community must carry out a change in its relations with Afghanistan “as the chapter of the war has come to an end.”

“We seek positive relations with the international community based on the principle of reciprocity,” the spokesman for the Afghan Ministry of Foreign Affairs has settled on his social networks.

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

Likewise, he also insisted to the Taliban on the need to establish “relations with all ethnic and religious groups”, as well as “with all political and civic organizations” in Afghanistan.

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