Russia will supply Afghanistan with about a million tons of gasoline, a similar amount of diesel, 500,000 tons. tonnes of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and two million tonnes of wheat on an annual basis. Moscow has offered the Taliban administration a discount in relation to the average world prices of these goods, said Haji Nooruddin Azizi, Afghanistan’s Minister of Trade and Industry, quoted by Reuters.
As he added, the agreement will be valid for a trial period, after which both parties can extend the contract. Russian fuel and food will be delivered to Afghanistan by rail and road.
The Taliban took power in Afghanistan in August 2021, after the withdrawal of US and NATO troops from the country. Russia is one of the few countries that has maintained its diplomatic mission in Kabul despite the changed political conditions and the difficult security situation in the city.
Although the authorities in Moscow have not officially recognized the new Afghan government, they have established political and trade contacts with the Taliban.
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