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Belgium: NATO and Russia have 'understanding' on Afghanistan - Grushko01:27

Belgium: NATO and Russia have 'understanding' on Afghanistan - Grushko

Belgium, Brussels
April 20, 2016 at 13:43 GMT +00:00 · Published

Russia's Permanent NATO Envoy Alexander Grushko gave a press statement following the NATO-Russia Council meeting in Brussels, Wednesday. The crisis in Ukraine, the security situation in Afghanistan and the fight against international terrorism topped the agenda of the meeting.

Answering a question on whether Russia and NATO managed to agree on something, Grushko stated that there "was a very good common understanding of the situation in Afghanistan" and "we've got very strong signals from NATO side that Afghanistan will remain one of the subjects very high on NATO political agenda and NATO will continue to assist Afghanistan."

Grushko went on to say: "We are very concerned about the development in this country - be it security, be it economic and social situation and we do our best using our own instruments, also Collective Security Treaty Organisation to protect our interest but also to protect borders between Tajikistan and some other Central Asian [nations bordering] with Afghanistan, not to allow extremists spill over to the territory of these countries especially with the increasing danger of Daesh infiltrations."

Belgium: NATO and Russia have 'understanding' on Afghanistan - Grushko01:27
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Russia's Permanent NATO Envoy Alexander Grushko gave a press statement following the NATO-Russia Council meeting in Brussels, Wednesday. The crisis in Ukraine, the security situation in Afghanistan and the fight against international terrorism topped the agenda of the meeting.

Answering a question on whether Russia and NATO managed to agree on something, Grushko stated that there "was a very good common understanding of the situation in Afghanistan" and "we've got very strong signals from NATO side that Afghanistan will remain one of the subjects very high on NATO political agenda and NATO will continue to assist Afghanistan."

Grushko went on to say: "We are very concerned about the development in this country - be it security, be it economic and social situation and we do our best using our own instruments, also Collective Security Treaty Organisation to protect our interest but also to protect borders between Tajikistan and some other Central Asian [nations bordering] with Afghanistan, not to allow extremists spill over to the territory of these countries especially with the increasing danger of Daesh infiltrations."

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