Afghanistan asked Russia for help in training the army and police

Afghanistan turned to Russia with a request to provide support in logistics, maintenance and training of army and police. On Sunday, April 16, TASS said the Director of the Department of policy and strategic planning Ministry of foreign Affairs of Afghanistan Mohammad Ashraf Haidari.

“We discussed this issue with the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Russia and has requested to consider the possibility of providing service support in Afghanistan, as well as materiel and training for the Afghan army and police,” he said.

Haidari noted that Afghanistan is awaiting a response on this request in the foreseeable future.

Earlier in March, Kabul appealed to Russia for help in restoring 124 economic facilities. In addition, Afghanistan has urged the Russian businessmen to invest in the country.

Until 2014, the Afghan army and police supplied US. After most of the soldiers of the NATO troops left the territory of the state, the country re-invigorated the Taliban (banned in Russia).