Taliban Charge d'Affaires of Afghanistan in the Russian Federation has already started his work

29 April

The Russian MFA accredited Charge d'Affaires of Afghanistan to Russia from the Taliban government (representatives of the Taliban movement banned in Russia) has already started his work, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said.

"We are also developing our relations with regard to the work of the Afghan embassy in Moscow. Last month we issued official accreditation to the candidate nominated by the Taliban movement for the position of Afghan Charge d'Affaires in Russia. This is the first Afghan diplomat appointed by the Taliban leadership. He has already started his work," said the Russian foreign minister in a statement released on Friday.

On April 6, the Russian MFA sent a note to the Afghan embassy recognizing Jamal Nasir Garval as Charge d'Affaires of Afghanistan in Moscow. Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said then that the ministry sent "a note to the Embassy of Afghanistan about the official recognition of the status of this Afghan diplomat as a temporary chargé d'affaires of Afghanistan in Moscow." She described it as "a step on the way to resuming full-fledged bilateral diplomatic contacts," but emphasized that "it's still premature to talk about official recognition of the Taliban regime in Afghanistan".



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