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Putin says Russia needs to work with the Taliban

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Russia needs to work with the Taliban government in Afghanistan, President Vladimir Putin said on Friday at a meeting of a China- and Russia-led security bloc, the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO).

Speaking via video link at the conference held in Dushanbe, the capital of Tajikistan, Putin said Russia supported a United Nations conference on Afghanistan and that world powers should consider unfreezing Afghanistan’s assets. 

Photo – Russian President Vladimir Putin. EPA-EFE/ALEXEI DRUZHININ / SPUTNIK / KREMLIN POOL

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