Russia called for international aid to support Afghanistan after a meeting between Russian diplomats and the Taliban in Moscow. The talks featured representatives from Pakistan, China, Iran, India, and some Central Asian nations.
- The U.S. did not attend the conference but officials said that the country will join in the future.
- The conference is seen as a way for Russia to grow its influence in the region following the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan.
- Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov called on the international community "to provide Kabul with effective financial humanitarian support, including to prevent a humanitarian crisis and reduce migration flows."