Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said in a press conference with his Kyrgyz counterpart in Bishkek,
“If we look at the Afghan issue in broader terms, we will see that there is a need to search for a political solution apart from resolving security issues. Russia has been calling for intra-Afghan dialogue, which would involve the government and the Taliban movement.”
Lavrov expressed that while dialogue with Taliban is inevitable, Washington was trying to take “full control” of talks with the group.
He added that such talks between US and Taliban in secrecy leave the countries of the region “in the dark”.