Russia is preparing to hold talks on Afghanistan this week.
Regarding this, Afghanistan former government`s ambassador to Russia, who is currently and officially in the post, said recognizing Islamic Emirate of Taliban is not on the agenda of Moscow talks about Afghanistan.
Russia assured Afghanistan that the country is currently not considering recognizing the Taliban regime, Seyyed Jawad told the Moscow Times
“The Russian Foreign Ministry has assured us that recognition of the Taliban regime is not even on the table, and until such recognition takes place, Russia will work with our embassy,” he added
The United States, China and Pakistan as well as the Taliban will travel to Moscow to join talks on the Taliban’s future Tuesday and Wednesday.
The Taliban has repeatedly urged Russia to recognize its rule and has hinted it could change its diplomatic staff once the Islamist group has control over the Embassy.
“It is now important that the Afghan Embassy in Moscow and the Russian Embassy in Kabul resume work as usual. After that, we will consider the issue of changing the diplomatic staff. Employees who do not perform their duties properly may be recalled,” Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahidtold told the Russian state-run TASS news agency last week.