Taliban has welcomed the trilateral session between Russia, China and Pakistan, held this week in Moscow, where the three countries agreed to get the Afghan Taliban individuals delisted from the United Nations sanctions list.
Suhail Shahin, Taliban’s spokesman for their political office in Qatar, said in a press release on Friday that the group welcomes the agreement made by the trilateral meeting.
He stated that removing the names of Taliban members from UN sanctions list is a good step to ensure peace and stability in Afghanistan.
This comes after the Afghan government criticized the move for its absence in the trilateral session in Moscow.
Following the trilateral talks, the Wolesi Jirga (Lower House of Parliament) members also reacted with displeasure to the session and urged Kabul to clarify its position on the controversial move.
NATO’s Resolute Support mission also reacted to the move by Russia.
NATO spokesman in Afghanistan Charles T. Cleveland in a chat with TOLOnews on Wednesday said they are concerned about the public engagements of the Russians with the Taliban.
Cleveland said the entire region should focus on supporting the Afghan government.