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Xi and Putin: joint involvement in Afghanistan

China and Russia announced a cooperation to bring stability to the region after the Taliban seized power in Afghanistan. During a video conference, China’s President Xi Jinping and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin announced that they would exchange intelligence information and hold regular talks on Afghanistan in the future. The talks took place as part of the China-led Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) (China.Table reported), with Putin joining the summit in Tajikistan via video. Xi Jinping says SCO member states should contribute to a smooth transition in Afghanistan and guide Afghanistan to develop an “inclusive political structure,” state media reported. Xi also called on the leadership in Kabul to pursue moderate domestic and foreign policies.

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