Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov insisted on the importance of preventing weapons and military equipment that are still remaining associated with NATO in Afghanistan after the US-led NATO pullout from being used for destructive purposes.
In his statement to the Conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures in Asia (CICA) on Tuesday, Lavrov indicated: “NATO’s hasty withdrawal has further confused the web of Afghan contradictions. There are a lot of weapons and military equipment left in the country. It is of great importance that they are not used for destructive purposes.”
“The Taliban stated that they intend to combat drug trafficking and terrorism, do not create instability in neighboring states, strive for establishing the inclusive government. It is paramount to fulfill all these promises,” the statement added.
It’s worth mentioning that the world leaders held these talks in Italy in order to resolve the Afghanistan issue, which represents a global threat, and combating its devastating effects is a matter of urgency for Governments, international organizations, civil society, the UN, and, in fact, every human.