Mohammad Sadiq, Pakistani Envoy to Afghanistan says that Russian Special Representative for Afghanistan has traveled to Pakistan.
Pakistani Special Representative for Afghanistan on Tuesday said on Twitter that Zamir Kabulove, Russian envoy for Afghanistan had visited Islamabad.
Mr. Sadiq added that the recent developments in the region and closer cooperation between Moscow and Islamabad for a better future were discussed during the meeting. He praised Kabulov’s insight and clear vision and described him as a remarkably well-informed diplomat.
Prior to visiting Pakistan, Zamir Kabulov had traveled to Afghanistan and met with the high-ranking authorities of the Islamic Emirate.
Hafiz Zia Ahmad, the deputy spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Afghanistan had earlier in the week said in a series of Tweets, that Russian Special Representative for Afghanistan Zamir Kabulov met with Amir Khan Muttaqi – and had emphasized that, unlike Western governments, Russia does not criticize the Islamic Emirate.
The deputy spokesperson further added that Kabulov stated the country wants to see economic development and stability in Afghanistan and does not criticize the ruling or interfere in the internal affairs of Afghanistan.
Since the return of the Taliban to power in August 2021, unlike many Western governments, Russia has maintained close ties with the de facto authorities of Afghanistan. Besides continuing the delivery of humanitarian aid to the people of Afghanistan, Russia tries to engage with the Taliban in different areas to achieve its strategic objectives in the country and the wider region.
With the U.S. and its allies gone, the opportunity is right for Russia to play an active role with the caretaker government of Afghanistan to bring peace and stability to the country, fight terrorism and not allow terror groups to infiltrate to Central Asian states.