Terrorists disguised as refugees have been trying to infiltrate neighboring countries. These attempts must be resisted by all means, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said in a video message to participants in a ministerial level meeting of Afghanistan's neighbors (Russia, China, Iran, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan).
"The current task on the agenda is to ease the effects of and control migration flows from Afghanistan, because terrorist and criminal elements posing as refugees may infiltrate neighboring countries and have already been trying to do so," he said.
"This goal can be achieved only by creating normal conditions in Afghanistan. In the long term this will be a major prerequisite for the gradual return of Afghans to their homes," Lavrov said.