On August 16, Russia’s Foreign Ministry said that Russia hopes the new Afghan official will comply with basic human rights after Russian officials had a phone call with the US side about the situation in Afghanistan.
The Russian Foreign Ministry also said that it will maintain a diplomatic presence in the capital Kabul and hope to develop relations with the Taliban, although Moscow also said that it is not in a hurry to recognize the Taliban as the leader of Afghanistan and will closely monitor its behavior. vi of this force.
According to TASSS news agency, on the same day on August 16, Russia’s special envoy for Afghanistan Zamir Kabulov had a phone conversation with his American counterpart about the situation in Afghanistan. The Russian Foreign Ministry also named Russia, the United States, China, Pakistan and Iran as countries that have an influence on the situation in Afghanistan.
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Meanwhile, British Defense Secretary Ben Wallace called Talian’s takeover of Afghanistan a “failure of the international community”.
He asserted that 20 years of intervention by US-led forces “wasn’t wasted”, but suggested that Western countries have a short-sighted political view.
In addition, in a meeting with her party leaders today, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that NATO’s decision to withdraw from Afghanistan after nearly two decades was “made by the US side” and “many political reasons”. domestic” contributed to that decision.
On August 15, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg discussed the latest developments in Afghanistan with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Stoltenberg said NATO was assisting in keeping the Kabul airport open to assist and coordinate the evacuation.
Western countries are rushing to evacuate their citizens and Afghan personnel from Kabul after the Taliban entered the capital on August 15 and took control of Afghanistan.
Diplomatic staff from all over the world are evacuated from Afghanistan.
Meanwhile, on August 16, China announced its willingness to develop relations with Afghanistan, and called on the Taliban to ensure a smooth transition of power.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said that China “welcomes” the opportunity to develop relations with Afghanistan.
According to Ms. Hua, “Taliban has repeatedly emphasized its hope of developing good relations with China and that it looks forward to China’s participation in the reconstruction and development of Afghanistan”.
China’s Foreign Ministry spokesman also stressed that Beijing is willing to develop friendly and cooperative relations with Afghanistan.
Hua called on the Taliban to ensure a smooth transition of power and keep its promise to negotiate to establish an open and multi-stakeholder Islamic government, while ensuring the safety of the Afghan people and foreign citizens.
Russia and China are two of the few countries that still maintain their embassies in Kabul amid the current situation.
Beijing is said to maintain informal ties with the Taliban. The Taliban representative and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi met in China in July. The Taliban then called China a good friend of Afghanistan.
Many observers still have many approaches to how China will behave when the Taliban come to power.
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