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Vladimir Poutine and Charles Michel call for support for an inter-Afghan dialogue – RT en français

The Presidents of Russia and the European Council discussed the situation in Afghanistan on September 8 during a telephone interview. The two political leaders notably discussed the ways to be followed in order to stabilize the country.

Quoted on September 8 by the Tass news agency, the Kremlin let it be known that the Russian head of state Vladimir Putin and the President of the European Council Charles Michel had declared themselves, after a telephone interview on the day. even, “ready to cooperate” in order to stabilize the situation and prevent the risks of the spread of terrorism, extremism and drug-related crime.

“There was an in-depth exchange of views on the events in Afghanistan. The two sides stressed the importance of maintaining civil peace in the country and preventing violence, as well as establishing a genuine inter-Afghan dialogue to ensure the integrity of the Afghan state, taking into account account of the interests of all groups of the population, ”read a press release from the Kremlin.

The new Afghan government seen by Brussels and Moscow

Three weeks after taking power in Afghanistan, the Taliban unveiled on September 7 part of their future government which will be headed by Mohammad Hassan Akhund, a former close to Mullah Omar. Brussels and Moscow have already reacted to the constitution of this new executive.

A spokesperson for the European Union said in a statement: “After a first analysis of the names announced, it does not sound like the inclusive formation and representative of the rich ethnic and religious diversity of Afghanistan that we hoped to see and that the Taliban have been promising in recent weeks. ”

On the Russian side, Kremlin spokesman Dmitri Peskov announced at a press conference that Moscow was closely following “the measures that the new government will take”. “Contacts are being made through our embassy in Kabul, that is to say contacts necessary to ensure the security of our diplomats and concerning other technical questions,” he added.

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