Shoigu reportedly made the remarks during his meeting with his Uzbek counterpart Abdusalom Azizov.
Emphasizing that military cooperation between Russia and Uzbekistan is totally specific and important, Shoigu said “It refers, first and foremost, to the risks and threats coming from areas bordering Uzbekistan.”
“In this regard, one cannot but point to the growing threat of international terrorism that has been moving from Syria to other countries, including Uzbekistan,” he was quoted as saying by TASS News Agency.
“We cannot say that the situation in Afghanistan is getting safer and more stable as groups leaving Syria are particularly moving to Afghanistan. That said, it is highly important to train the military that would be able to protect the state in case the need arises,” the Russian defense minister said.
This comes as reports emerged earlier suggesting that the ISIS militants are attempting to travel to Afghanistan from Syria and Iraq.
This comes as the Afghan security forces are busy conducting counter-terrorism operations against the terror group as well as the other militants.
The US forces based in Afghanistan also conduct regular airstrikes against the terror group and as a result several key leaders of the groupu have been killed in Eastern and Northern parts of the country.