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Deputy Foreign Minister Meets with the Russian Federation Delegation

Deputy Foreign Minister Hekmat Khalil Karzai met with Head of the Third CIS Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sternik Alexander Vadimovich along with the Russian Ambassador to Kabul this afternoon.

At the outset, the Deputy Foreign Minister expressed his appreciation for the cooperation of Russia over the past fifteen years, especially in providing scholarships for Afghan students and military aids for Afghanistan in the fight against terrorism.

Afterwards, both sides talked on general and security issues in Central Asian Countries, South Asia, political and economic cooperation among these countries, struggle against the cultivation and trafficking of narcotics, regional extremism and terrorism; and Russia’s long-term cooperation in education, economy, health, agriculture, and reconstruction in Afghanistan.