Russian President Vladimir Putin has called on Beijing to restore peace in Afghanistan, a country plagued by decades of civil war. He says in the current context, the Moscow-Beijing alliance is capable of leading the way.
On Friday, the summit of the European and Asia-based regional alliance (SCO) (Shanghai Cooperation Organization) was held in Dushanbe, the capital of the Central Asian country of Tajikistan. The President of Russia, one of the alliance’s member states, addressed the conference through virtual.
“Given the current situation in Afghanistan, there is ample opportunity for the Moscow-Beijing alliance to work,” Putin said. In addition to bringing peace to the country and normalizing public life, the alliance can lead to eradicating terrorism and preventing drug trafficking.
After the conquest of Kabul on August 15, the Taliban formed a government in Afghanistan earlier this month; But no government in the world has recognized that government so far.
In addition, the United States has banned the withdrawal of money deposited in the Federal Reserve by the US Federal Reserve since the Taliban took power.
Afghanistan, meanwhile, has been in the throes of a financial crisis since the Taliban seized power. More than a third of the country’s population has food insecurity.
China and Russia have already announced plans to send aid to Afghanistan. In addition, China and Russia have held several meetings this week with allies to determine the situation in Afghanistan and what to do.
Russia, however, has always been cautious. The Taliban is considered a terrorist group in the country.
However, according to international political analysts, Russia and China have become major political players in the region since the United States withdrew from Afghanistan.
China has already announced it will send emergency financial, food and vaccine aid to Afghanistan. On Friday, at the SCO summit, Chinese President Xi Jinping said the country would receive more aid if terrorism were eradicated from Afghanistan.