Russia’s Foreign Ministry said Monday Moscow will host a round of Russia-Pakistan-China talks on Afghanistan next month.
According to Sputnik, Zamir Kabulov, Russia’s Foreign Ministry’s director of the Second Asian Department said the aim of the talks will be to establish a wider regional partnership regarding Afghanistan.
Kabulov said that it was in the regional stakeholders’ natural interests to protect themselves from terrorist spillover, noting that containment efforts should take the form of an Afghan-regional project.
“We are discussing this with the Chinese, the Iranians, Indians, Pakistanis. There is work on specifics… For example, we are planning the next Russian-Chinese-Pakistani consultations in December. They will be held in Moscow,” Kabulov said.