The Taliban also want a political solution to end the 20-year war, Russia
KABUL: Russia says the Taliban are tired of a 20-year war and appear ready for a political solution to Afghanistan’s ongoing civil war.
Russia’s ambassador to Afghanistan, Zamir Kabulov, said the Taliban’s statements and actions seemed to indicate that they too were ready for a “political settlement”, according to the International News Agency. He too is tired of the 20-year long war and now wants a “break”.
Zamir Kabulov added that the Taliban had been very positive during the peace talks and was considering a political solution offered by the other parties to the talks. The Taliban seem to want a clear political solution.
Earlier, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov expressed concern that instability in Afghanistan could pose a threat to terrorism and increase drug trafficking.
The withdrawal of foreign troops is underway in Afghanistan, but even before it is completed, the Taliban have taken control of the Afghan border with Pakistan, China, Iran, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan, claiming 85 percent of the territory.
It should be noted that the second round of peace talks between the Kabul government and the Taliban in Doha, the capital of Qatar, also proved fruitless, but the two sides agreed to continue the talks, calling the talks encouraging.