Russia in constant contact with Taliban Envoy for Afghanistan

GENEVA, Nov 27: Russia has been in constant communication with the Taliban, a militant group engaged in long-running insurgency in Afghanistan, Russia’s presidential envoy for Afghanistan Zamir Kabulov said. “We have a constant communication channel open with them, which is quite enough,” Kabulov told reporters.
Earlier this month, Russia hosted consultations between the Doha-based Taliban political office and the High Peace Council, backed by ex-president Hamid Karzai. The Afghan government did not endorse the council. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov called the meeting a step toward direct talks between the Taliban and Kabul.