NSA Mohib, Patrushev Emphasized Urgent Need for Ceasefire
Afghan National Security Adviser (NSA) Hamdullah Mohib, during a two-day official visit from Moscow, discussed prospects for increasing cooperation on matters of peace, security, and counterterrorism with his Russian counterpart.
Hamdullah Mohib met his Russian secretary of the security council Nikolai Patrushev in Moscow where the two sides discussed a range of mutual issues.
“NSA Mohib and Mr. Patrushev discussed prospects for increasing cooperation on matters of peace, security, counterterrorism and counter-narcotics between the two governments, including enhancing inter-ministerial consultations,” the Office of NSC said in a statement.
NSA Mohib and Patrushev agreed that efforts to spread insecurity in the north threatens the interests of Afghanistan, Russia, and the Central Asian States.
“The two sides emphasized the urgent need for a ceasefire and negotiations to end the conflict and ensure an independent, sovereign, and representative Afghanistan,” the statement added.
Both sides reinforced their desire to work jointly with regional counterparts in support of shared security goals.