After Pakistan and China, Russia establishes diplomatic ties with Afghan Taliban
Russia has become the fourth country that established full-fledged diplomatic contacts with the Taliban under the chargé d’affaires scheme. Before the Russian Federation, Pakistan, China and Turkmenistan began to work with the Taliban on the same diplomatic scheme.
According to TASS, the Russian diplomatic department sent a note to the Embassy of Afghanistan recognizing Jamal Nasir Garwal as Afghanistan’s Charge d’Affaires in Moscow.
The Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova confirmed that the Taliban Foreign Ministry had notified Russian counterparts of the termination of Seyyed Tayyib Javad’s business trip, who served as Ambassador, and fulfillment of his duties by Jamal Nasir Garhwal as Chargé d’Affaires.
The radical movement Taliban is still banned in the Russian Federation. It is also recognized as an extremist organization in Kyrgyzstan.