Russia calls for regional approach to battling terrorism
KABUL (Pajhwok): Russia on Sunday supported the Afghan government’s strategy for combating terrorism, urging regional countries to join hands against the scourge.
Russian Ambassador Alexander Mantytskiy backed Kabul’s stance during a meeting here with National Security Advisor Mohammad Hanif Atmar.
National Security Council spokesman Tawab Ghorzang told Pajhwok Afghan News the two sides discussed bilateral cooperation in dealing with security threats.
Russian role in Afghanistan’s economic development also came under discussion at the meeting. Atmar said that given its vast experience, Russia could execute important projects in the landlocked country.
Ghorzang quoted the ambassador as supporting Afghanistan’s call for a regional approach to combating the twin menace of extremism and terrorism.
Mantytskiy promised Russia’s continued support to the Afghan people and government, the spokesman said, adding that Atmar called for Moscow to help implement Kabul’s economic plans.
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