Russian Special Presidential Representative for Afghanistan, Zamir Kabulov, is set to participate in a forthcoming international meeting of special representatives convened by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in Doha.
Kabulov, who also directs the Foreign Ministry’s Second Asian Department, disclosed the schedule for the meeting, scheduled for February 18-19.
He, representing Russia, says he’ll be at a meeting about Afghanistan. He wants to help fix Afghanistan’s problems, showing Russia is actively involved.
Kabulov emphasized Russia’s intention to guide its partners toward adopting a constructive approach during the upcoming meeting. This assertion hints at Russia’s desire to influence the deliberations to align with its strategic interests concerning Afghanistan.
Responding to queries regarding the possibility of a Moscow-format meeting focusing on Afghanistan, Kabulov hinted at its likelihood, suggesting it’s “on the horizon.” He noted the annual occurrence of such events, recalling the previous gatherings that took place in the fall.
However, specifics regarding the timing and location of the prospective Moscow format meeting remain undisclosed. Kabulov neither confirmed whether it would take place in Moscow nor ruled out alternative venues like Kazan, indicating that the decision is yet to be finalized.
Notably, the upcoming UN Doha meeting is scheduled for February 18-19, signifying a significant diplomatic engagement aimed at addressing the multifaceted challenges confronting Afghanistan. The event is poised to attract participation from various stakeholders invested in stabilizing the region.
As preparations for the UN Doha meeting intensify, expectations are high for constructive dialogue and collaboration among participating nations and organizations. The gathering presents a crucial opportunity to explore viable solutions and coordinate actions to address the pressing issues facing Afghanistan and its people.