WORLD Putin, Modi agree to boost cooperation on Afghanistan

WORLD

Putin, Modi agree to boost cooperation on Afghanistan

Xinhua

21:34, August 24, 2021

MOSCOW, Aug. 24 (Xinhua) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi agreed on the importance of coordinating on Afghanistan during a telephone conversation on Tuesday.

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The leaders noted that closer cooperation on Afghanistan would contribute to the establishment of peace and stability in the region, the Kremlin said in a statement.

"They expressed their readiness to build up cooperation in countering the spread of terrorist ideology and the drug threat emanating from Afghanistan," it added.

Both leaders agreed to form a bilateral communications channel that would allow for further consultations on Afghanistan.

Putin and Modi also covered bilateral trade and economic ties, and cooperation in combatting COVID-19.

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