PM Modi Spoke To Russian President Putin For About 45 minutes On Phone Over Afghanistan Situation

Recent progression in Taliban’s policy and administration has already created a havoc across Afghanistan and many countries like India,US and Russia has been closely looking at the situation to whether recognise Taliban or confront them.Recently PM Modi had a talk with Putin over phone for about 45 minutes discussing their stance on Taliban and its legitimacy.

Modi And Putin Join Hands

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday spoke to Russian President Vladimir Putin on Afghanistan, which has been taken over by Taliban. PM Modi said he had detailed discussion with Putin on situation in Afghanistan and also talked about bilateral relations.

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“Had a detailed and useful exchange of views with my friend President Putin on recent developments in Afghanistan. We also discussed issues on the bilateral agenda, including India-Russia cooperation against COVID-19. We agreed to continue close consultations on important issues,” Prime Minister Modi said in a tweet.

The leaders also touched upon the forthcoming multilateral engagements, including the BRICS Summit, meeting of the Council of SCO Heads of State, and India’s participation in the Eastern Economic Forum.

Putin and Modi during their virtual meet

PMO Assertive On The Talks

The PMO said both the leaders discussed the unfolding situation in Afghanistan and its implications for the region and the world. They expressed the view that it was important for the two strategic partners to work together and instructed their senior officials to remain in touch.

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Modi and Putin expressed satisfaction at the progress in the ‘Special and Privileged Strategic Partnership’ between both countries despite the challenges posed by the Covid pandemic.Prime Minister Modi said that he looked forward to President Putin’s visit to India for the next Bilateral Summit. The two leaders agreed to look closely at the situation in Afghanistan, PMO said.

On recognition of Taliban regime, Russia has said that it is not in hurry to take a call on ultra-conservative rulers while New Delhi has said that it will wait and watch how the extremist group will approach and its future initiatives as a democratic country or will subjugate the people is a result of time to see and the decisions will be taken accordingly.