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Jaishankar meets Russian counterpart, discusses Afghanistan

Dushanbe – External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar met Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov, and discussed contemporary issues, including Afghanistan. Jaishankar is on a visit to Tajikistan to attend the 20th Shanghai Cooperation Organisation’s (SCO’s) Heads of State Summit in Dushanbe.

“Always good to meet Russian FM Sergey Lavrov. A useful discussion on contemporary issues, including Afghanistan, before the commencement of the SCO Summit,” Jaishankar tweeted.

Earlier today, Jaishankar and his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi also met. Jaishankar underlined that it was necessary to ensure progress in the resolution of remaining issues so as to restore peace and tranquillity along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Eastern Ladakh.

During the meeting both Ministers agreed that “military and diplomatic officials of both sides should meet again and continue their discussions to resolve the remaining issues (along the LAC in Eastern Ladakh) at the earliest.”