Spokesperson of Afghanistan’s ministry of foreign affairs Abdul Qahar Balkhi in a series of Twitter posts said that the Taliban welcomed the Russian President Vladimir Putin’s remarks over removing the name of the Taliban from their list of terror organizations.

Abdul Qahar Balkhi wrote that the chapter of war has come to end in Afghanistan and added that the world must bring positive changes in their relations and approaches with Afghanistan.

“We seek positive relations with the international community based on the principle of reciprocity.” Reads a Twitter post.

Earlier, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that they are thinking to remove the Taliban from their list of terror organizations that was added in 2003.

Putin had asked the United Nations to take the lead in this regard as only Russia’s action will not make difference.


  • Najibullah Lalzoy is a journalist and editor at Khaama Press. He has a BA degree in journalism.