Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov held a telephone conversation with U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken about the situation in Afghanistan, the press service of the Russian Foreign Ministry reports.
The conversation took place on the initiative of the American side.
“The ministers discussed the situation in Afghanistan after the flight of the head of state from the country, the collapse of the existing authorities, and the de facto regime change that is taking place,” the published commentary says.
The Secretary of State informed his Russian counterpart about the actions taken by the United States in the context of the evacuation of embassy staff in Kabul and the solution of urgent humanitarian tasks.
Lavrov, for his part, told Blinken how Moscow assesses the current situation, as well as about the contacts of the Russian embassy with representatives of all the main political forces in Afghanistan.
“The foreign ministers agreed to continue consultations with the participation of representatives of China, Pakistan, other interested countries, and the UN to help create prerequisites for an inclusive inter–Afghan dialogue in the new conditions,” the Russian Foreign Ministry said.