Peace in Afghanistan Necessary for Regional Peace, Khan tells Putin

Peace in Afghanistan is vital for peace and security in the entire region, Imran Khan told Russian President Vladimir Putin when he called over the phone on Tuesday.

The situation in Afghanistan was the focus of a telephone conversation between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan.

“The sides exchanged views on the situation in Afghanistan and expressed interest in coordinating their countries’ approaches to its stabilization.”

Kremlin press service

Putin and Khan also discussed prospects for the development of bilateral relations and also relations in the context of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO).

He also called for increased cooperation in trade, investment, and the energy sector, besides asking the Russian president to expedite the gas pipeline project.

Khan invited Putin, asking him to tour Pakistan soon, while Putin also extended an invitation to the prime minister for a tour of Russia.

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