Mattis expressed hope for cooperation with Russia on Afghanistan

© AFP 2017 / Nicholas Comminister of defense James Mattis. Archival photoMattis expressed hope for cooperation with Russia on Afghanistan© 2017 AFP / Nicholas Kamm

The Minister of defence of the USA James Mattis expressed on Friday hope for cooperation with Russia on Afghanistan.

During the conversation, the transcript of which was circulated by the Pentagon, the journalists asked the head of the U.S. office of how optimistic he regards Russia’s desire to cooperate with the US on the Afghan direction.

«I hope that Russia wants to cooperate on Afghanistan, but still stop there. I hope it’s a good point,» said Mattis.

Russian President Vladimir Putin at a big press conference on Thursday said that Russia is ready to cooperate with the US to stabilize the situation in Afghanistan.

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