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Ajit Doval meets Vladimir Putin during Russian trip, discusses bilateral and regional issues Ajit Doval
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Ajit Doval meets Vladimir Putin during Russian trip, discusses bilateral and regional issues

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 10 Feb 2023, 02:04 pm

Moscow: NSA Ajit Doval visited Moscow from Feb 7 to9, officials said on Friday.

He participated at the 5th Multilateral Meeting of Secretaries of Security Councils/National Security Advisers on Afghanistan on Feb 8.

"Apart from the host country, India, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, China, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan were represented at this meeting. Issues discussed included the security and humanitarian challenges facing Afghanistan," read a statement issued by the Ministry of External Affairs.

In his remarks, NSA stressed the need to ensure that the territory of Afghanistan does not become a source of radicalization and terrorism, regionally or globally, as well as to intensify intelligence and security cooperation to deal with terror outfits, including those designated under the UNSCR 1267.

He also pointed out that the well-being and humanitarian needs of the Afghan people is India’s foremost priority.

NSA Ajit Doval also called on the President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin and had wide-ranging discussions on bilateral and regional issues.

It was agreed to continue work towards implementing the India-Russia special and privileged strategic partnership.

On 09 February 2023, NSA Ajit Doval held a bilateral dialogue with Secretary of the Russian Security Council, Nikolai Patrushev and discussed issues, including bilateral relations, regional and international developments.

He also met with Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation and Minister of Trade and Industry, Denis Manturov and discussed issues pertaining to bilateral defence and economic cooperation.