Russian envoy says he plans contacts with US special representative on Afghanistan

# 18:18
28 May 2019

Russian Special Presidential Representative for Afghanistan, Director of the Russian Foreign Ministry’s Second Asia Department Zamir Kabulov said that he plans a new meeting with US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad, ONA reports citing Tass.

"We will let you know when it (the date) is determined," he said.

On April 25, a meeting between representatives for the Russian president, the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the US Department of State on Afghanistan was held in Moscow. They sides made a joint statement in which they called on the conflicting sides for urgent moves to decrease the level of violence. Moscow, Washington and Beijing also called on the Taliban movement (outlawed in Russia) to take part in peace negotiations with the Afghan delegation, which also includes government representatives, as soon as possible.