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Secretary of the Security Council of the Russian Federation Nikolai Patrushev and Adviser to the Prime Minister of the Republic of India for National Security Ajit Doval discussed issues of deepening bilateral cooperation in the field of security with an emphasis on further cooperation on the anti-terrorist track, combating illegal migration and drug trafficking. Attention was paid to the issues of intensifying joint work in the line of special services and military departments.

In continuation of the telephone conversation of Russian President Vladimir Putin with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on August 24, an exchange of views took place on the military-political and socio-economic situation in Afghanistan. Humanitarian and migration problems in this country are considered separately.

Prospects for Russian-Indian cooperation were discussed with a view to creating conditions for launching a peaceful settlement process on the basis of an inter-Afghan dialogue.

In addition, agreements were reached on coordinating the approaches of Russia and India to work in the Afghan sector in multilateral formats.

The importance of defining the parameters of the future state structure of Afghanistan by the Afghans themselves, as well as the need to prevent the escalation of violence in this country, social, ethnic and confessional contradictions, was emphasized.

Representatives of a number of Russian and Indian ministries and departments took part in the consultations.

N. Patrushev arrived in New Delhi at the invitation of the Adviser to the Prime Minister of the Republic of India A. Doval.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is a translation. Apologies should the grammar and / or sentence structure not be perfect.

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