The Afghanistan National Security Advisor, Hamdullah Mohib visited Moscow to meet his Russian counterpart and discuss the issues of mutual interest between Russia and Afghanistan as the Taliban offensive accelerates, focusing on northern provinces which are close to Uzbekistan and Tajikistan borders.

Dr. Hamdullah Mohib met Nikolai Platonovich Patrushev, the secretary of the Security Council of Russia Federation in Moscow on Friday and discussed cooperation between Afghanistan and Russia for the purpose of mutual interest between both countries.

According to the statement published both by the Russian government and the Afghanistan NSA office, the increasing cooperation on the matters of peace, security, counterterrorism and counter-narcotics between both governments were the main discussion topic between Mohib and Nikolai.

Dr. Mohib and Nikolai Patrushev expressed their willingness to work jointly to support their shared security goals in both countries.

Both sides emphasized the importance of the peace negotiating team reaching an agreement on a permanent end to the war and a ceasefire in order for the Afghan people to live in peace.

Some sources suggest that the concerns of Taliban offensive in northern provinces of Afghanistan which is close to borders of Russian allies have also been discussed as a shared threat to both nations.

This visit comes days after Dr. Mohib visited Kazakhstan, where he signed security and military agreements. Now that the NATO and U.S troops are leaving the country, the Afghan government is trying to bond with Russia and get their support and assistance in fighting terrorism in Afghanistan.


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