Russia: No clarity on G7’s Afghanistan meeting

MOSCOW (Interfax): The official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova said that Moscow does not have a clear understanding with respect to the meeting on Afghanistan in the G7 format, reports “Interfax” .

“Partners demonstrate a non-systematic approach. We received two days ago signals from Berlin and Paris regarding a certain meeting, but there was no talk of a seven. This was followed by a statement from Tokyo in the context of the seven, ”the diplomat emphasized.

According to Zakharova, all this is happening against the backdrop of various statements of the seven “either non-participation or participation in the format.”

“There is a clear lack of clear understanding among partners of what they want from themselves and the world around them,” Zakharova emphasized.

Earlier, Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi said that next week there will be a G7 summit on issues related to Afghanistan. Foreign ministers from Russia and China will be invited to it. The meeting is scheduled for September 8, however, according to Motegi, this is still a preliminary date.

The Taliban on August 15 announced the establishment of control over the entire territory of Afghanistan. They are currently forming an interim government.

On August 31, the US announced the completion of the withdrawal of its troops from Afghanistan. US President Joe Biden decided not to extend the evacuation operation based on the recommendations of the US military.

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