The Russian foreign Ministry expressed readiness to cooperate with the US on Afghanistan

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Moscow is ready to cooperate with Washington on Afghanistan, to be in regular contact with the special representative of the United States Alice wells, said in an interview with RIA Novosti the special representative of the President of Russia, Director of second Asia Department at the Russian foreign Ministry Zamir Kabulov.

«As the President (Vladimir) Putin in the recent «straight line», cooperation on Afghanistan – this is the direction where we could join forces with US and together to make effective stabilization efforts in Afghanistan. I want to emphasize that we did not suspend this cooperation, so the choice was made by our American colleagues despite the fact that in the previous period, our cooperation has proved its effectiveness,» said Kabulov.

He reminded that in 2017 the Russian side invited the American colleagues to take part in the «Moscow format» on Afghanistan, which leaves the door open for US.

«And Alice wells are connected. Our last contact took place on the sidelines of the Ministerial conference of the Istanbul process (in early December). About the next meeting can only say that Alice wells is my invitation to visit Moscow at any convenient time for her,» said the diplomat.

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