Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that the interim government of the Taliban might be recognized by Russia if they ensure inclusivity in their government.

Sergey Lavrov said that Russia is ready to work diplomatically with the new Afghan government but added that the Taliban should meet their pledges and establish an all-inclusive government both from an ethnic point of view and sectarian.

The Russian Foreign Minister made the remarks at a news briefing with the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in Moscow on Tuesday.

“Our next move depends on the decisions of the Taliban if they are able to set up an inclusive government. We are also cooperative with former Afghan president Hamid Karzai and head of former National Council of Peace and Reconciliation Abdullah Abdullah.” Lavrov said.

Further, Lavrov added that they (Russia) encourage Hamid Karzai and Abdullah Abdullah not to end negotiations with the Taliban and continue talks with them.

He said that Russia is in constant contact with the Taliban Russia which ensures political and economic relations.

The formation of an inclusive government is one of the preconditions of the World Community for recognizing the Taliban’s government but the Taliban has been denying their government not being inclusive.

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