24 Sep 2021 18:40

Patrushev, Sullivan discuss Afghanistan, Russian-U.S. strategic stability dialogue

MOSCOW. Sept 24 (Interfax) - Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev and U.S. National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan have had a telephone conversation to discuss the situation in Afghanistan and the continuation of the Russian-U.S. dialogue on strategic stability, the office of the Russian Security Council said on Friday.

"They discussed Russian-U.S. relations. They emphasized the importance of promoting the Russian-U.S. dialogue on problems of strategic stability and information security. [...] The Afghanistan situation was touched upon as part of a discussion on regional issues," Yevgeny Anoshin, spokesman for the Russian Security Council's office said.

"They commended interaction between several agencies of the two countries, including the meeting between the Chief of the Russian Armed Forces General Staff and the Chairman of the United States Army Chiefs of Staff Committee, which took place the previous day," he said.

The telephone call between Patrushev and Sullivan was held at the initiative of the U.S. side, Anoshin said.