The new US special envoy for Afghanistan, Thomas West, discussed common interests in Afghanistan with Russian officials and shared an understanding of the need for the Taliban to deliver on their international commitments.
Met today in Moscow with Special Presidential Representative Kabulov and Security Council Deputy Secretary Venediktov. Discussed shared interests in Afghanistan and need for Taliban to fulfill commitments to international community.
— U.S. Special Representative Thomas West (@US4AfghanPeace) November 15, 2021
Earlier in the day, Kabulov said that he and West had discussed all issues related to Afghanistan at a meeting in Moscow. The Russian official said the Taliban are seeking to fulfil their commitments and obligations, but too slowly.
Kabulov previously said that he plans to continue to work with his colleague after the meeting of the expanded troika in Islamabad that took place earlier in November, bringing together special representatives for Afghanistan from the US, China, Russia, and Pakistan with the aim of discussing the future of the Afghan government.