Russia is in favor of Afghanistan forming an interim government including members of the Taliban as new meetings are expected to be held on the Afghan peace process in Turkey and in Moscow, Russian media reported on Friday.
“The formation of an interim inclusive administration would be a logical solution to the problem of integrating the Taliban into the peaceful political life of Afghanistan,” Russia’s WioNews reported quoting Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova.
Zakharova however added that the decision should be made “by the Afghans themselves and should be resolved during negotiations on national reconciliation.”
This comes as Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Thursday said that talks on Afghanistan planned in Moscow this month aim to help peace talks in Doha and are not rival processes.
Lavrov was speaking at a news conference in Doha with his Qatari and Turkish counterparts.
Russia has said it plans to hold a conference on Afghanistan in Moscow on March 18.
Meanwhile, Russian envoy for Afghanistan, Zamir Kabulov, said that all the participants invited to attend a meeting in Moscow on the Afghan peace process next week have confirmed their attendance.
Courtesy: TOLO NEWS