Russia and China agree on counter-narcotics and counter-terrorism efforts in Afghanistan

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping have agreed that the two countries will step up efforts to deal with the “threats” posed by Afghanistan after the Taliban takeover.

In a phone call, the Kremlin said in a phone call that the two leaders expressed readiness to step up efforts to address the threat of terrorism and drug trafficking from Afghan soil.

The two leaders also discussed the importance of establishing peace in Afghanistan and preventing the spread of instability in neighboring areas. President Putin and Xi Jinping also agreed to intensify bilateral ties.

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