According to a spokeswoman, Ali Shamkhani, the secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council, will shortly travel to Moscow for talks on Afghanistan.
Shamkhani will soon travel to Moscow to engage in multilateral discussions about ways to contribute to peace and stability in Afghanistan and the settlement of the Afghan people’s problems, Nasser Kanaani, a spokesman for the Iranian Foreign Ministry, stated on Monday.
Recently, the Russian envoy for Afghanistan, Zamir Kabulov, said that next week in Moscow, the secretaries of the security council of countries such as Central Asian states, Pakistan, India, China and Iran would meet to discuss the situation in Afghanistan.
Since the withdrawal of the United States in 2021 from Afghanistan, the country has faced several security challenges and humanitarian crises. This new emerging situation urged Afghanistan’s neighbouring countries to respond collectively to these security threats and challenges.
Therefore, the focus of the discussion will be on Afghanistan’s security and humanitarian situation as well as coordinating efforts to strengthen regional security, as it was the theme for the last Moscow regional consultation platform.
This will be the fifth round of multilateral consultation on Afghanistan; the fourth one was held in Dushanbe on May 28, 2022. However, Kabulov has yet to comment on whether the representative of the Taliban-run government will be invited.