Russia is waiting for official confirmation on the outcomes of the recent talks between the US and the Taliban (outlawed in Russia), namely regarding potential agreements between the sides, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova stated during Wednesday’s briefing, ONA reports citing TASS.
"So far, the end of the ninth round of talks between the US and the Taliban movement does not provide an unambiguous response on whether the sides have reached final agreements on the outcomes of their work. We are waiting for an official confirmation of this information. So far, the Russian side has not been acquainted with the contents of the US-Taliban draft agreement," she said.
Zakharova added that there have been many media reports of the draft agreement; however, Russia prefers "to receive the corresponding documents through official channels."
"The Russian side reaffirms its commitment to act as guarantor of the aforementioned agreement, in case it receives a corresponding request from its parties," Zakharova said, adding that Russia is ready to apply maximum efforts to launch the Afghanistan peace process as soon as possible.