KABUL: The National Security Adviser Afghanistan Mohammad Hanif Atmar says the government has a responsibility to respond to the nation’s demands for peace and ceasefire. He made the remarks during a meeting with the Russian Ambassador to Kabul Alexander Mantytskiy, the Office of the National Security Council (ONSC) said.
Atamr further added that the government will take necessary steps to respond to the expectations and demands of the nation for a peaceful and ceasefire. According to a statement released by ONSC, the two sides also held talks on ways to expand security cooperation between Kabul and Moscow as well as economic relations.
The statement further added that Atmar and Mantytskiy held also exchanged views regarding the developments in peace and reconciliation process and explored ways on bilateral cooperation in this regard. According to the Office of the National Security Council, the Russian Ambassador endorsed the Afghan government’s efforts for peace and reaffirmed Moscow’s support to expand bilateral security and economic cooperation.