SOCHI (RIA Novosti): The situation in Afghanistan is one of the difficult issues, it is important for Russia and China to have a stable and developing state next to their borders, active work is underway in this direction, said Russian President Vladimir Putin.
“This is one of the most pressing issues today – the situation in Afghanistan. You know that we have just had a meeting in the appropriate format, including with representatives of the Taliban The People’s Republic of China is working quite actively in the Afghan direction. “, – he said at the Valdai Forum.
According to him, the situation in Afghanistan is very important for both Russia and China.
“It is important to have a calm developing Afghanistan next to our national borders, which is not a source of terrorism, radicalism of any kind,” he said.
Putin spoke about plans to create conditions under which citizens of Russia , China and the SCO countries feel safe regardless of what is happening in Afghanistan.
“On a bilateral basis with China, we will actively continue this work, a dialogue has been established between the relevant structures,” Putin said, referring to the situation in Afghanistan and work to normalize it.
“And in general, within the framework of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, we will do this by allocating the necessary resources and creating all conditions for our citizens, citizens of our countries to feel safe, regardless of what is happening in Afghanistan,” he said.
It is necessary to unfree-ze Afghan assets, says Putin.
“The first thing that the countries (which fought in Afghanistan for 20 years) should have done , in my opinion, is to unfreeze Afg-han assets and enable Afgh-anistan to solve social and economic problems of par-amount importance,” he said.
Russian President Vladimir Putin, commenting on the issue of Russia’s assistance in investigating the explosion in the port of Beirut by providing images from space, said that he would definitely talk with responsible officials who may have relevant information, and, if possible, assistance will be provided.
“As for the explosion in the port of Beirut: to be honest, when this tragedy happened, I want to once again offer my condolences… If we can help in the investigation, to be honest, I do not really understand how some space images can help, is there We have them, then I promise you, then, of course, I will make inquiries, if we have it, and we are able to assist in the investigation, of course, we will do it, “Putin said.
Russian President Vladimir Putin added that he needs to discuss this issue with responsible colleagues “who may have such information.”