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    The next consultations on Afghanistan between Russia, Pakistan and China will be held in Moscow next month, the Russian Foreign Ministry’s director of the Second Asian Department said.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The next Russian-Chinese-Pakistani consultations on Afghanistan will be held in Moscow next month, with grounds to establish a wider regional partnership on the issue, the Russian Foreign Ministry’s director of the Second Asian Department said.

    Zamir Kabulov told RIA Novosti that it was in the regional stakeholders' "natural" interests to protect themselves from terrorist spillover, noting that containment efforts should take the form of an "Afghan-regional" project.

    "We are discussing this with the Chinese, the Iranians, Indians, Pakistanis. There is work on specifics… For example, we are planning the next Russian-Chinese-Pakistani consultations in December. They will be held in Moscow," Kabulov said.

    The diplomat added that he held talks with Iranian partners in Tehran.


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