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Russia reiterates readiness to assist Afghan forces

Russia reiterates readiness to assist Afghan forces

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Oct 13, 2015 - 18:34

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok):  Russia has reiterated its readiness to deliver military assistance to Afghanistaninfo-icon, an official said on Tuesday.

Tawab Ghorzang, the National Security Council (NSC) spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News Russian Ambassador Alexander Mantytskiy called on National Security Advisor Hanif Atmar.

At the meeting, the ambassador said his country was ready to help equip Afghan security forces, he added.

Mantytskiy said Russia was also prepared to help Afghanistan fight terrorism.

For his part, Atmar said Afghan security forces were fighting those out to destabilise Afghanistan and the region.

He welcomed Russia’s willingness to assist Afghan forces at a time when Afghanistan was at a critical juncture and needed assistance from all friendly countries in fighting terrorism.

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