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Russia Intends To Strengthen Bilateral Relations with Afghanistan

“IEA-MoFA [the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan] welcomes comments by the leadership of the Russian Federation, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and other officials expressing their political determination to broaden relations with the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan,” Abdul Qahar Balkhi, spokesperson for the Taliban Foreign Ministry, said in a statement published on the movement’s social accounts on May 29.

“Following decades of conflict and instability in the country, the past three years have demonstrated that Afghanistan currently has a responsible government that has created an opportune environment for all regional countries to work towards further developing positive relations while taking into consideration bilateral priorities,” he said. “Significant progress has already been made...with numerous countries.”

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