The Afghan government did not strive to fulfil the agreements on dialogue with the radical Taliban movement, said the Russian Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov, RIA Novosti reports.
“The Afghan government, the president, were not very actively striving to fulfil the existing agreements. What happened has happened. When politicians cannot work effectively, the risk of temptation to a military solution increases,” Lavrov said.
Speaking at a press conference on Thursday after talks with the Libyan Foreign Minister, Najla Mangoush, Lavrov praised the Taliban’s recent statements on a readiness to enter dialogue with other political forces in the country, Sputnik reports. The Minister stressed that Moscow would do everything possible to encourage dialogue between the Taliban and other political forces in the country.