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Russia Ready to Cooperate With NATO on Afghanistan

(Last Updated On: August 18, 2016)


Moscow is ready to cooperate with NATO on Afghanistan, but the ball is in the alliance’s court, according to Russia’s envoy to the military bloc.

Russia is ready to cooperate with NATO on Afghanistan, but will not try to persuade Brussels, Russia’s permanent envoy to NATO Alexander Grushko said Thursday.

“We are ready to continue such cooperation. But NATO made a decision [to cease cooperation]…these issues are never off the agenda, but we are not going to try and persuade anyone. And, of course, NATO countries bear the primary responsibility for such decisions. If they reconsider, that would serve our mutual interests,” Grushko told RIA Novosti.

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