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Russia voices concern at situation in Afghanistan

Russia voices concern at situation in Afghanistan

Dec 28, 2017 - 10:54

PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): Russia has voiced its concern over the situation in Afghanistaninfo-icon, saying security in the war-torn country has nosedived in recent years.

The Afghan government had suffered setbacks during operations against the Talibaninfo-icon, said Dr G. Khozin, consul general of the Russian Federation in Karachi.

“Our position is that both sides should sit across the table and resolve the issue. The Islamic State concentration in Afghanistan is a matter of concern for all,” he added.

In response to a question after an hour-long interaction with the press, Dr Khozin, described President Donald Trump’s election as the choice of the American public. The Russian president was willing to discuss issues with him.

He also spoke in detail about Russia’s position on Europe, the Palestinian-Israel problem, the Syrian situation and the Islamabad-Moscow relationship.

Dr Khozin recalled a meeting on the sidelines of the General Assembly between Russian and Pakistani foreign ministers. He said they discussed Afghanistan and counter-terrorism. Both countries were trying to bring about peace in the region, he concluded.


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