Russia presses Taliban to open up government, calls for Afghan aid

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Russia presses Taliban to open up government, calls for Afghan aid
"Nobody is interested in the complete paralysis of an entire state," said a Kremlin spokesman, a Russia urges international support for Afghanistan.
By REUTERS
OCTOBER 20, 2021

Russia increased pressure on the Taliban on Wednesday to create an inclusive government representing a broad spectrum of Afghan society, as it hosted their new administration at a major conference for the first time since they took power. Pakistan, China, Iran, India and former Soviet Central Asian states joined Taliban officials at the Moscow meeting. The United States stayed away, citing technical reasons. With Afghanistan facing economic collapse and a humanitarian catastrophe, Moscow called for international aid to support Kabul, conscious that any spillover could threaten regional stability. "Nobody is interested in the complete paralysis of an entire state, which borders, among other things, the CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States)," said Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov.

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