The future appears uncertain for Afghanistan following its takeover by the Taliban as US-led forces withdrew from the country after 20 years of occupation. As other nations continue to evacuate their citizens, the Central Asian country has been struck by political and humanitarian crises.
Moscow, Kabul Discussing Possible Visit by Taliban Government Delegation, Source Says
07:46 GMT 24.09.2021 (Updated: 07:52 GMT 24.09.2021)
© REUTERS / DA AFGHANISTAN BANKMen are pictured as Afghanistan's Taliban-controlled central bank seizes a large amount of money in cash and gold from former top government officials, including former vice president Amrullah Saleh, in Afghanistan, in this handout obtained by Reuters on September 15, 2021
© REUTERS / DA AFGHANISTAN BANK
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Moscow and Kabul are negotiating the possibility of a visit by a delegation of the Taliban* government but it is too early to discuss the details, a source in the Russian Foreign Ministry told Sputnik on Friday.
"This is being negotiated, but it is too early to discuss the details", the source said.
Earlier, Afghan Deputy Minister of Culture and Information Zabihullah Mujahid told Sputnik that the Taliban government would like to pay a visit to Moscow.
The movement took over the country in August and entered Kabul on 15 August, announcing the end of the war there. The last province to resist the Taliban, Panjshir, was seized on 6 September.
The group then formed an interim government, with Mohammad Hasan Akhund at the top. The latter served as foreign minister during the first Taliban rule.
*The Taliban is a terrorist organisation banned in Russia and many other nations.