Russia Sees Targeted Attempts to Undermine Situation in Asia, Foreign Minister Lavrov Says
"Unfortunately, the regional geopolitical situation is not getting easier, which hinders transition to a framework of comprehensive multilateral cooperation and integration. We see targeted attempts to 'heat up' the situation and undermine the existing mechanisms of interstate interaction. Narrow-format structures of exclusive composition and military blocs sticking to Cold War logic and containment policy are making their contribution", Lavrov said at a ministerial meeting of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures in Asia in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan.
"The alliance is evading the question of NATO's responsibility for the consequences of its 20-year experiments. The international community, first and foremost Afghanistan's neighbours, are offered to solve the problems", Lavrov said
"The Taliban have stated that they intend to fight drug trafficking and terrorism, not to channel instability to neighbouring countries, and to achieve the creation of an inclusive government. The main thing is to make sure all these promises are kept", the minister stated.