Officials, including members of the Taliban delegation, take part in international talks on Afghanistan in Moscow, Russia, October 20, 2021. Russia called on Wednesday for a mobilisation of international aid to support Afghanistan, as Moscow hosted the Taliban for an international conference while regretting a U.S. decision to stay away. Russian Foreign Ministry/Handout via REUTERS

Officials, including members of the Taliban delegation, take part in international talks on Afghanistan in Moscow, Russia, October 20, 2021. Russia's initiative in hosting the talks and rallying aid for Afghanistan is part of an effort to boost its influence in the region after the United States withdrew its forces from Afghanistan and the Taliban seized power in August. Russian Foreign Ministry/Handout via REUTERS

Russian presidential envoy to Afghanistan Zamir Kabulov speaks with a representative of the Taliban delegation Mawlawi Shahabuddin Dilawar before the beginning of international talks on Afghanistan in Moscow, Russia, October 20, 2021. Lavrov said he regretted the absence of the United States from the talks. Washington has skipped the Moscow meeting citing technical reasons but has said it plans to join similar talks in the future. Alexander Zemlianichenko/Pool via REUTERS

Members of the Taliban delegation, including its head Abdul Salam Hanafi, speak as they take part in international talks on Afghanistan in Moscow, Russia, October 20, 2021. Alexander Zemlianichenko/Pool via REUTERS

Members of the Taliban delegation, including its head Abdul Salam Hanafi, Afghan acting Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi and representative of the Taliban political office Anas Haqqani, attend a media briefing following international talks on Afghanistan in Moscow, Russia, October 20, 2021. REUTERS/Maria Tsvetkova

Head of the Taliban delegation Abdul Salam Hanafi speaks with journalists during international talks on Afghanistan in Moscow, Russia, October 20, 2021. Alexander Zemlianichenko/Pool via REUTERS