25 Feb 2019 12:21

Russia expects U.S., allies to provide post-conflict Afghanistan tangible aid - diplomat

MOSCOW. Feb 25 (Interfax) - If the United States and its allies provide tangible economic assistance to Afghanistan, this would help the country to "pick itself up" again within the next three to five years, Director of the Russian Foreign Ministry's Second Asian Department and presidential representative for Afghanistan Zamir Kabulov said.

"The U.S. and its allies, which have long been stationed in Afghanistan with the well-known results that all of us have arrived at, need to be responsible and give real help to Afghanistan at this point: help a post-conflict Afghanistan, a reconciled Afghanistan, truly get itself on its feet economically not by providing ostentatious economic help, whose traces no one has seen, but in reality and in earnest," Kabulov said in an interview shown on Rossiya 24 (VGTRK).

"Then, I am sure, we will truly see Afghanistan starting to pick itself back up within the next three, four, or five years," he said.