Russian special envoy for Afghanistan Zamir Kabulov warned that the “Taliban” will risk losing power in Afghanistan if an inclusive government is not formed.
He made the remarks to the Russian news agency Sputnik on Friday.
“Ethnic political inclusiveness is needed. They might lose power in the near future if they keep acting like that. They will have to ensure inclusiveness. By the way, we say this without ultimatums, calmly - just do it. They will have to do it,” Kabulov said.
He put the blame for the Afghanistan humanitarian crisis on the Western nations. While asked if Moscow was willing to provide a loan to Afghanistan, the Russian envoy responded that his country’s priority is to provide humanitarian assistance to the Afghans.
"We can, of course, if (Russian) President (Vladimir Putin) decides. But you understand, have we got some extra money? Let us be careful with this. Our priority is the provision of humanitarian aid, food supplies, the provision of specific products and other essentials. Things due to what the Afghan people can survive this winter," Kabulov said
The Islamic Emirate reacted to the Russian envoy’s remarks regarding Afghanistan and said that the Afghan government was inclusive.
“The Islamic Emirate has an inclusive policy. You know that the government is in a process of being completed, we are trying to fill the vacuums and have a government complete in all aspects,” said Bilal Karimi, deputy spokesman for the Islamic Emirate.
Political analysts said that the government’s leadership needs to be inclusive.
“All Afghans have the right to be part of the government and serve their country. Afghanistan is not a country limited to one certain tribe or aspect,” said Hussien Haqyar, a political analyst.
“An inclusive government that is formed of expert and loyal people is needed in Afghanistan,” said Omran Afghan, a political analyst.