Russia sees no threat to Central Asian countries from the Taliban

The Taliban movement does not pose a threat to the countries of Central Asia, said the special representative of the president, director of the Second Asian Department of the Russian Foreign Ministry , Zamir Kabulov , whose words are quoted by RIA Novosti.

Kabulov believes that the Taliban have “good long-term ties” with Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan and are fighting ISIS supporters, who pose a real threat to stability in Central Asia.

The representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry also noted that Russia will not be guided by other countries in recognizing the Taliban government.

At the same time, the Taliban movement is banned in Russia and is considered terrorist.

Source: Chronicles of Turkmenistan