"[Some say] there will be a vacuum when Americans leave… We have 14,000 Americans plus 2,000 NATO members sitting at bases. Their withdrawal will create a vacuum only at the military bases, and there will be no vacuum in Afghanistan. So, apparently, it's time to leave, but it must be done responsibly… The US and its allies will have to… really help post-conflict Afghanistan now", Kabulov told the Rossiya 24 broadcaster in an interview.
He concluded that many Afghan politicians, including those who lead opposition parties, were saying that "it is time for the Americans to leave".
The statement comes after Afghan President Ashraf Ghani vowed in late January to try to remove all foreign troops from the country.
Afghanistan has long been suffering from a shifting security situation. The government has been struggling with the Taliban, which has been waging a war against Kabul for almost two decades, and the Daesh* terrorist group, which has been operating in Afghanistan since 2015.
*Taliban and Daesh (also known as ISIS/ISIL/IS) are terrorist groups banned in Russia