Russia, Afghanistan to form joint military-technical cooperation committee

Russian and Afghanistan defense ministers met in Moscow, April 27.

Russian and Afghanistan defense ministers met in Moscow, April 27.

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Countries want to pool efforts in the fight against international terrorism

Russia and Afghanistan are set to create a military-technical cooperation committee and to pool efforts in the fight against international terrorism, acting Afghan Defense Minister Mohammed Masoom Stanekzai said on April 27.

"A number of specific steps and issues have been discussed, such as further training of Afghan servicemen in Russia, the exchange of intelligence, and the creation of a joint committee on military-technical cooperation," Stanekzai told the press after his meeting with Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu.

The Afghan and Russian defense ministers want "to combine their efforts in the fight against international terrorism," he said.

"The meeting was rather successful, amicable. We discussed the fight against international terrorism with the Russian defense minister, we found points of contact and we realized that the absence of stability and security in Afghanistan's territory may threaten the region with instability," Stanekzai said.

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