Russia to remove Taliban from list of terrorist organizations

Russia to remove Taliban from list of terrorist organizations

TWO government agencies in Russia have reported to President Vladimir Putin to delist as a terrorist organizations. A group known for violating human rights in Afghanistan.

Russia recognizes the Taliban as a powerful organization.

While in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Monday, May 27th, that Russia will delist the Taliban as a terror group.

“They are the real power. We have never removed our embassy from there, and neither has the embassy of the People’s Republic of China. By the way, the Taliban ambassador, the Afghan ambassador, presented his credentials to Xi Jinping in Beijing, along with other ambassadors. Kazakhstan has recently adopted a decision, which we will also adopt, to remove them [the Taliban] from the list of terrorist organizations. Also, the UN Security Council has not declared the Taliban a terrorist organization. I think there are 12 or 15 specific individuals on the list of terrorists. But the most important thing is that they are the real power. We care about Afghanistan. It is not indifferent to our allies, especially in Central Asia. So, this process reflects an awareness of reality,” according to Sergei Lavrov, Foreign Minister, Russia.

This comes after Russia’s special envoy for Afghanistan said that their foreign and justice departments have reported to President Vladimir Putin that the country can now consider the said group as a non-terrorist organization.

It can be remembered that Russia formally labeled the Taliban a terrorist group in 2003.

But according to Kabulov, the Taliban government has come a long way to be recognized towards being recognized since it came to power in Afghanistan in 2021.

On the other hand, Russia has sent an invitation to the Taliban to take part in its biggest annual economic forum from the 5th to the 8th of June in St. Petersburg.

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