Russian President Vladimir Putin called for building relations with all forces in Afghanistan, interested in achieving national reconciliation. This opinion was voiced in interview to TV channel “World 24”, published on Wednesday, April 12.
The head of state pointed out that many States anyhow have maintained contacts with the Taliban (banned in Russia).
“Of course, there are many radical elements. But we always like our partners, including, incidentally, representatives of the UN, we believe that it is necessary to build relations with all forces in Afghanistan on the basis of at least three principles: the recognition of the Constitution of Afghanistan, disarmament and the achievement of full national consent”, — said Putin.
He also expressed hope that the participants in the settlement process of the conflict, including Russia, to help the legitimate government of Afghanistan “to take the path of peaceful solution of all problems”.