Lavrov and Blinken discuss the situation in Afghanistan after the Taliban takeover

Baghdad Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov announced today, Monday, that he discussed the situation in Afghanistan with his American counterpart, Anthony Blinken, after the Taliban’s takeover.

A statement by the Russian Foreign Ministry said, according to “Sputnik”, that the two parties discussed the situation in Afghanistan after the head of state fled the country, the collapse of the members of the current government and the actual change of the regime.

The statement added: “Lavrov informed his counterpart about the Russian assessments of the situation and the contacts of the Russian Embassy with representatives of all the main political forces in Afghanistan in order to help ensure stability and law and order.”

The statement stressed that “the two Ministers agreed to continue consultations with the participation of representatives from China, Pakistan, other interested countries and the United Nations in order to help create preconditions for the start of a comprehensive Afghan dialogue under the new circumstances.”

Source: National Iraqi News Agency