Russian president and I have good understanding: PM Imran Khan

Premier says it is in interest of neighbours of Afghanistan that it does not descend into chaos

Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan said on Saturday that the country’s relationship with Russia was improving and there existed a good understanding between him and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Speaking to Russia Today Arabic on the sidelines of Shanghai Cooperation Organization Summit 2021 in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, the prime minister said that Pakistan and Russia wanted to improve their relations.

“The main concern of all the countries around Afghanistan is that it should not again descend into chaos,” stated PM Imran Khan, adding that there should be an inclusive government in Afghanistan which would bring stability.

PM Imran Khan further stated that the major concern of Afghanistan’s neighbours was that the consequences of instability in Afghanistan would affect all those countries sooner or later.

Earlier today, the prime minister had stated in a tweet that he had started a dialogue with the Taliban for the inclusion of Tajik, Hazara and Uzbek representatives in the Afghan government.

He had added that a stable Afghanistan was in the interest of the region and stability could only be ensured through inclusivity.

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