Afghanistan today, the Taliban delegation said they will ask for economic and political support from the participating countries, including India.head of the Moscow Format talks on
Taliban Spokesman and Deputy Minister of Information and Culture Zabihullah Mujahid told TASS: “We will ask the countries participating in the Moscow conference, our neighbors, to provide assistance to us, especially in the economic and political and diplomatic spheres, so that the countries could demonstrate responsibility and help Afghanistan.”
He said Afghanistan’s economy “needs further support.”
The Taliban spokesman on Tuesday stressed that Afghanistan “is playing an important role in the region’s security and stability” and the Taliban delegation plans to discuss corresponding matters in Moscow.
“Naturally, the conference will focus on economic and political issues, as well as on the problems of security in the region and in Afghanistan,” Mujahid said.
The Taliban said their delegation to the consultations in Moscow would be led by Acting Deputy Prime Minister Mawlawi Abdul Salam Hanafi.
Acting Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi and a number of other ministers will be among the delegation’s members.
The Moscow Format was established in 2017 on the basis of the six-lateral mechanism of consultations between Russian, Afghan, Indian, Iranian, Chinese, and Pakistani special envoys.