He said that Moscow’s embassy in Kabul is working in this direction ‘and is quite active. We have had these ties for a long time. We are working on them,’ he told the Russia 24 TV channel.
The also head of the second Asia Department of the Foreign Ministry commented that Russia, like many other countries, is concerned about the future of the political-military situation, respect for fundamental norms and human rights in that country.
‘But, at the same time, we should take into account the peculiarities, cultural and religious characteristics of the Afghan people and not try to impose anything on the basis of other cultural ideas about democracy, order, etc.,’ he said.
The Russian diplomat warned that ‘what was imposed on them for 20 years, collapsed, collapsed before our eyes’.
Kavlov pointed out that Moscow is ready to participate in international efforts for the socio-economic rehabilitation of that Islamic nation after the conflict and assured that ‘that moment is beginning to come’.
For Kavlov, without these reserves, the Taliban could again resort to ‘trafficking in illegal opiates’ and ‘selling of weapons on the black market’ left behind by the Afghan and U.S. armies.