Russia is not against the involvement of Iran and India in the work of the expanded “troika” to resolve the situation in Afghanistan, said Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.
The Troika (Russia, China, USA plus Pakistan – ed.) Discussed the candidacies of India and Iran. This would enrich the possibilities of this format. Let’s see how things go, “Lavrov told reporters.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov at a press conference following a meeting with Indian Foreign Minister
In Afghanistan, there is a confrontation between the government forces and the Taliban militants (the movement is recognized as terrorist, banned in the Russian Federation), who seized significant territories in rural areas and launched an attack on large cities. Instability in Afghanistan is growing amid promises by the US administration to complete the withdrawal of troops from Afghan soil by September 11. In 2020, Washington and Taliban officials signed in Doha the first peace agreement in more than 18 years of war. It provides for the withdrawal of foreign troops from Afghanistan in 14 months and the beginning of an inter-Afghan dialogue after the exchange of prisoners.The Russian ambassador spoke about the attitude towards Sputnik V in the Netherlands