‘We support the declaration of the United Nations Security Council on the creation of an inclusive and representative government (in Afghanistan)’, said the statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan.
The statement noted that the new Afghan authorities must respect the rights of national minorities and women, prevent the presence in the country of groups that pose a threat to other states and comply with international law.
According to the statement, the implementation of these provisions is a ‘prerequisite’ for Kazakhstan to initiate a dialogue with the new government of Afghanistan.
Kazakh Foreign Minister Mujtar Tileuberdi and his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov spoke on Wednesday by phone about security in Central Asia after the US and North Atlantic Treaty Organization withdrew from Afghanistan.
The ministers agreed that the first statements and actions of the Taliban movement indicate that they will try to solve the country’s internal problems through negotiation and with the participation of all political, ethnic and confessional forces, according to the Russian diplomatic press service.
Tileuberdi noted that the coordination of approaches to the situation in Afghanistan by the allies of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) and the SCO-Afghanistan Contact Group is relevant in the current context.