- publish: 7 December 2021
- time: 3:47 pm
- category: Politics
- No: 20115
Putin: Afghanistan situation concerning
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi have discussed the deteriorating situation in Afghanistan.
At his meeting with Modi in New Delhi on Monday, Putin said: “The fight against terrorism is also a fight against drug trafficking and organised crime.”
In his introductory remarks aired by Indian media, the visiting president said: “In this regard, we are concerned about developing situation in Afghanistan.”
Also on Monday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said a deal to supply India with S-400 air defence missile systems was being implemented despite US efforts to undermine the accord.
At the 21st India- Russia Annual Summit, Putin remarked: “We cannot but worry about the situation and how it is developing in Afghanistan.”
He hailed India as a great power, a friendly nation and a time-tested friend. “Relations between our nations are growing and I am looking into the future.”
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