The Kabul times, Afghanistan Trustable News Agency.

Afghanistan, Russia relations getting stronger, Muttaqi to Kabulov

KABUL The Acting Foreign Minister Mawlavi Amir Khan Muttaqi, during a meeting, with the Russian President’s special envoy for Afghanistan, Zamir Kabulov, said bilateral relations between Afghanistan and Russia are get ting stronger, according to a statement from the ministry Wednesday. Thanking Russia for supporting Afghanistan in international meetings, Muttaqi said his country is ready to play a positive role in the transportation of Russian commodities to South Asia through the Salang Highway, according to the statement. Discussing strengthening of trade, transit and bilateral relations between Afghanistan and Russia, Minister Muttaqi emphasized that the relationships between Afghanistan and Russia should be further expanded, the statement added. Meanwhile, Zamir Kabulov, said that some countries want to implement their agendas in the region by creating new mechanisms, but nothing will be done without the agreement of the Afghan government, the statement further added. “If any country has a problem with Afghanistan, it can discuss it with the Afghan government through dialogue channels and bilateral relations,” the statement quoted Kabulov as saying. He said that some countries see that the countries of the region are expanding cooperation with the government of Afghanistan, they want to get involved in regional issues through new mechanisms and create problems in these developments. He also emphasized that the United States of America should release Afghanistan’s bank reserves from freezing and let these reserves contribute to Afghanistan’s economic development. Kabulov further added his country is ready to expand trade relations with Afghanistan and showed readiness for Afghan businessmen to go to Russia and discuss business opportunities with the officials of that country. S.Raqib

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The Kabul times, Afghanistan Trustable News Agency.