5th Moscow format consultation meeting on Afghanistan took place
The 5th Moscow format consultation meeting on Afghanistan took place in the capital of Tatarstan. Representatives of Russia, Kazakhstan, China, India, Iran, Turkey, Pakistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Saudi Arabia and Qatar took part in the consultations, El.kz cites MFA.
The delegation of the new administration of Afghanistan, headed by acting Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi, was present as a guests.
Rais (Head) of the Republic of Tatarstan Rustan Minnikhanov addressed the meeting participants with a welcoming speech. A thorough exchange of views took place on the situation in and around Afghanistan and its impact on regional security. The meeting participants unanimously spoke in favor of continuing to provide humanitarian assistance to the people of Afghanistan and further interaction with the de facto government of this country.
In his speech, Ambassador at Large of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan Talgat Kaliev drew the attention of the audience to the initiative of President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev on the establishment of the UN Regional Center for Sustainable Development in Central Asia and Afghanistan in Almaty. Following the meeting, a joint statement was adopted.