Zamir Kabulov, the representative of Russia in Afghanistan affairs, has announced that the establishment of an inclusive ethno-political government in Afghanistan will be discussed at the Kazan meeting.
The special representative of the Russian President in Afghanistan said in a press conference today September 18: “The key issues on the agenda of the Moscow group’s meeting in Kazan will be terrorism and drug crime in Afghanistan, as well as the inclusiveness of the Taliban interim government.”
“And as far as Afghanistan itself is concerned, the focus will be on the creation of an ethno-politically inclusive government. These things will definitely be discussed in this context,” Kabulov stated.
“It will surely will,” he said when asked whether the Moscow group would discuss the Taliban’s non-fulfillment of their obligations.
“But this will not be the only focus. There are several key issues involved in terms of the interests of the region’s countries that make up the Moscow group. Their agenda includes, of course, the issue of terrorism and drug crime.”
Earlier, Maria Zakharova The Director of the Information and Press Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation said the meeting would discuss the current situation in Afghanistan, intra-Afghan reconciliation, regional security, and post-conflict reconstruction. A joint statement is expected to be adopted.
The Moscow group was created in 2017 as a regional platform for consultations with the presence of special representatives of Russia, Afghanistan, India, Iran, China, and Pakistan, and afterward, five Central Asian countries Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan joined this group.
It should be noted that the “Moscow group” meeting emphasizes the eradication of terrorism and drug trafficking, and at the same time, the importance of creating an inclusive government that reflects the interests of all ethnic and political groups in Afghanistan.