• publish: 29 November 2015
  • time: 10:27 am
  • category: Politics
  • No: 2404

Mohammad Hanif Atmar (NSA) meets with Russian envoy to Kabul

National Security Advisor Mohamad Hanif Atmar met with Russian ambassador to Afghanistan on Saturday, discussing regional cooperation on anti-terrorism campaign.

Russian Federation envoy reiterated his country’s commitment of assisting Afghanistan in its fight against terrorism.

Atmar told Russian ambassador Alexander Mantytskiy that his country needs the assistance of neighboring and regional countries to respond to the shared threats of terrorism.

“Islamic Republic of Afghanistan believes that the suppression of terrorist threat in Afghanistan requires the joint efforts of neighboring countries and the region,” he said.

Mantytskiy reiterated his country’s support for the anti-terrorism policies of Afghanistan saying that his country wants a safe and peaceful Afghanistan.

The meeting comes about three weeks ahead of the delivery of 10,000 Russian Kalashnikovs (AK-47s) to Afghanistan.

The Kalashnikovs would be used by Afghan security forces to fight terrorists.

Kabul is in contact with Moscow for receiving more weapons and gunship helicopters.

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