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Putin says we need to discuss ‘legalising’ political force in Afghanistan

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks at an economic forum in Vladivostok

VLADIVOSTOK, Russia (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin said on Friday that there would be no political force to talk to directly if Afghanistan breaks up as a country and called for joint efforts to decide about “legalising” a political force there.

Putin made the comment at a forum in Vladivostok where he was asked if Moscow would recognise the Taliban government. The Taliban is formally recognised as a terrorist group in Russia.

(Reporting by Vladimir Soldatkin; writing by Tom Balmforth; Editing by Catherine Evans)

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