Russia’s support necessary in Taliban talks: Karzai

Kabul [Afghanistan], Dec. 19 : Former Afghan president Hamid Karzai has in a meeting with Russian Ambassador to Afghanistan Alexander Mantytskiy said that Moscow's support is necessary for effective talks with the Taliban.

He said the role of regional countries is important for peace talks in Afghanistan. Khaama Press quoted Karzai, as saying that the menace of terrorism is dangerous for the region. Reaffirming Moscow's support in different sectors with Afghanistan, the Russian envoy reiterated efforts to restore peace and stability in the country.

Russia is mainly concerned about the worsening situation in northern provinces of the country due to an attempt by loyalists of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group to expand their foots in the country.

The Russian Envoy to United Nations, Vladimir K. Safronkov, had earlier stressed on the need to prevent foreign terrorist fighters from spilling into Afghanistan.

Source: ANI