Moscow, January 17: The Taliban movement is not only tormenting Afghanistan but also regional stability. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will visit New York soon to take part in the UN Security Council to discuss the situation in Afghanistan. In the meantime, Russia said it is ready to provide platform for direct talks between Kabul and Taliban movement.
"We stand for the speediest launch of direct negotiations between the government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and the Taliban movement in order to stop the fratricidal civil war. We are ready to provide a corresponding platform for it," Russian Foreign Ministry said.
"The experience of international efforts on stabilization in Afghanistan shows the ineffectiveness of attempts to solve problems by force. Serious steps are needed to launch the process of national reconciliation based on the UN Security Council resolutions," the ministry added.