Moscow Summit: Recognition is Not on the Agenda

Kabul – The Foreign Ministry of Russia has announced that the country tends to declare its humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan in the Moscow summit between China and Pakistan, but the recognition of the Taliban will not be on the agenda of the summit.

The officials of China, Pakistan, and Russia have promised their humanitarian aids after the negotiations, Reuters news agency reported.

The summit is held in Moscow today (Wednesday, October 20).

The Taliban should keep their promises and commitments, in particular, to form an inclusive government, the Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov stated.

“Currently, the recognition of the Taliban is officially not on the agenda. We are in contact with them. We tell them to keep their promises, the ones which they gave us before seizing the power,” he added.

However, Zabihullah Mujahid the Taliban spokesman told Russian media that the Taliban are supposed to request political and economic collaborations from countries across the world.

Meanwhile, some initial photos are published which show the presence of the Taliban delegation in Moscow.

Earlier, the Taliban had announced that a delegation led by Mawlawi Abdul Salam Hanafi the deputy prime minister of the Taliban will participate in the Moscow summit.