Lavrov: Russia will take invitation of Taliban if

Russian authorities are ready to send their delegation to the inauguration of the new Afghan government, which was formed by members of the Taliban movement, but only if this Cabinet is inclusive, the head of the Russian Foreign Ministry Sergey Lavrov said to journalists in St. Petersburg.

“We want to support the process of formation of the government, which will reflect the entire spectrum of Afghan society, including the Taliban and other ethnic groups,” Lavrov said, his Qational RBCs.

According to the Russian minister, the new Cabinet in Afghanistan should include “Pushtuns, Uzbeks, Hazara and Tajiks”.

“Only such an inclusive, as they say, the government will be able to provide a steady transition to the new life of our Afghan neighbors,” the Lavrov stated. If these conditions are observed, representatives of Russia “will be happy to take part in such a ceremony along with other invited countries that influence the situation” in Afghanistan, he concluded the head of the Russian Foreign Ministry.

Earlier on Monday, it was reported that representatives of the Taliban movement invited some countries to participate in the event on the announcement of the composition of the new Afghan government. In particular, the invitation was sent by Turkey, Russia, China, Iran, Pakistan and Qatar.