Russia warns US about troop withdrawal in Afghanistan

Russia warns US about troop withdrawal in Afghanistan

Russia's presidential envoy to Afghanistan, Zamir Kabulov warned the United States (US) about the withdrawal of its troops in Afghanistan. According to him, the US should not relocate its military facilities to Central Asia.

UMMATIMES - "We have sent such signals to Washington at various levels, I hope it will be heard," Kabulov told Russia's RIA news agency on Friday.

Kabulov said the current confrontation between the Taliban and the Afghan government was deadlocked. He also urged all parties to form a coalition government.

He also pledged international support in forming an interim government, stressing that the final decisions on the configuration and parameters of the future power structure should be made by Afghans themselves.

Kabulov hopes the negotiation process will come closer. He did not exclude a meeting to encourage peace talks. According to him, his party continues to work together in the form of a triumvirate leadership or troika.

 "We continue to cooperate in an expanded 'troika' format with the participation of Russia, the United States, China and Pakistan," he said.

According to him, his party also does not rule out holding the next round in the near future. "In addition, we also remember the possibility of holding another meeting in the Moscow format, as you know, bringing together all the countries in the region around Afghanistan, as well as the United States," he said.

"As for the discussion of the Afghan issue within the United Nations structure, including at the Security Council, it is prudent at a later stage, when the Afghan side has reached the signing of a peace agreement," he explained.