• publish: 18 October 2017
  • time: 5:47 pm
  • category: Politics
  • No: 4954

NATO, Russia to discuss Afghanistan conflict in Brussels

Russian special envoy to Afghanistan has said that representatives from his country and NATO will discuss Afghanistan conflict in Brussels on Oct. 26.  

The security situation in the war-torn Asian country has deteriorated in recent months as the fundamentalist Islamist Taliban movement has captured significant territory from the central government.

The U.S., which has been fighting the Taliban in Afghanistan for over 15 years in the longest U.S. war in history, accused Russia earlier this year of supplying guns to the extremist organisation.

However, Russia has rejected the allegations.

According to comments carried by the Interfax news agency, Kabulov said he would address the NATO-Russia Council to explain Russia’s assessment of the current situation in Afghanistan and its future potential.

Russian officials have accused the U.S. of helping to foster the Taliban during that conflict.

The Taliban, which went on to rule Afghanistan, was toppled during the 2001 U.S. invasion, in retaliation for Taliban-connected terrorist attacks on New York and Washington. Afghanistan’s leadership is now closely allied with the U.S.

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