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Russia all praise for India’s role in Afghanistan

Russia all praise for India’s role in Afghanistan

Jan 10, 2019 - 11:56

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): New Delhi and Moscow are gravely concerned at the situation in Afghanistaninfo-icon, a Russian official said on Wednesday.

Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov told reporters in New Delhi the two countries had an identity of views on the situation in Afghanistan.

The Times of India quoted him as saying Moscow and Delhi planned joint projects in Afghanistan and had held two rounds of talks since November on the subject.

“We are committed to working on this issue and also wish that there would be less artificial competition,” Ryabkov.

He lashed out at US President Donald Trump for mocking at the “essential” role India was playing in rebuilding Afghanistan.

“It is very unfortunate that a very artificial competition is going on. We understand the essential role of India regarding Afghanistan.

India and Russia had a similar approach to the Afghan-owned political processes, added the visiting dignitary, who is visiting Delhi to participate in the Raisina Dialogue.

PANinfo-icon Monitor/mud


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