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Putin says Russia is mulling excluding Taliban from list of extremist groups

Putin says Russia is mulling excluding Taliban from list of extremist groups

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia is moving towards excluding the Taliban from its list of extremist organisations, President Vladimir Putin said, a day after high-level talks between Moscow and Afghanistan's new rulers.

Russia welcomed the Taliban for talks in Moscow several times before it seized power in Afghanistan in August.

Earlier this week, Russia called for the mobilisation of international aid to support Afghanistan, as Moscow hosted the Taliban for an international conference.