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Telephone conversation with Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan

August 25, 2021

Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with Prime Minister of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan Imran Khan.

While discussing the situation in Afghanistan, both sides stressed the importance of maintaining peace and security in the country, preventing violence and establishing an inter-Afghan dialogue that would facilitate the formation of an inclusive government that takes into account the interests of all segments of the population.

It was agreed to coordinate approaches to the Afghan issue both in bilateral and multilateral formats. At the same time, it was noted that it would be appropriate to use the capabilities of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation in ensuring regional stability and the fight against terrorism and the drug threat.

The parties touched upon several topics on the bilateral agenda, including the development of trade and economic ties, and the implementation of joint projects in the energy and humanitarian spheres.

Russian-Pakistani contacts at various levels will be intensified.

August 25, 2021