Moscow is set to host a meeting of senior regional security officials on the situation in Afghanistan next week, a Russian diplomat said.
The Islamic Emirate said that the participants are expected to discuss the recognition of Afghanistan.
Islamic Emirate’s spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid called on Moscow to invite a representative of the Afghanistan’s caretaker government.
“The Islamic Emirate has not yet been invited but those meetings that discuss Afghanistan, Afghanistan should be included to defend its position and discuss the issues,” he said.
A meeting on Afghanistan with security officials from Central Asia, Pakistan, India and China will be held in Moscow next week, Tass reported, citing Russian diplomat Zamir Kabulov.
According to Russian media, the Iran National Security Advisor will also participate in the meeting.
“Russia is against the civil war in Afghanistan and is trying convince Afghanistan’s neighbors to engage with the Afghan government and to develop engagement to get closer to recognition of the Islamic Emirate,” said Kamran Aman, a political analyst.
“This meeting will not bring any benefit for Afghanistan because these countries are not ready to recognize Afghanistan,” said Ahmad Munib Rasa, a political analyst.
Russia hosted the Moscow Forum meeting on Afghanistan twice over the past year and a half. The participants mainly stressed the formation of inclusive government, national dialogue and the ensuring of human rights.
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