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US must assume major obligations to restore Afghanistan — Putin

First of all, it refers to the financial aspect

MOSCOW, June 10. /TASS/. The United States and its coalition allies should assume the main obligations and expenses for the post-conflict reconstruction of Afghanistan, Russian President Vladimir Putin said after talks with Turkmen President Serdar Berdimuhamedov on Friday.

"According to our firm conviction, the main obligations for the reconstruction of Afghanistan, first of all financial, should be undertaken by the United States and its allies, whose twenty-year presence has brought this country to the critical line," the Russian leader stressed.

According to the president, Russia is ready to continue joint work with Turkmenistan and other partners, including within the framework of the Moscow format of consultations, on the post-conflict reconstruction of Afghanistan and the integration of this country into regional infrastructure and logistics projects.

"During the exchange of views on the situation in Afghanistan, both sides noted the importance of ensuring stability and security in this country, solving acute socio-economic problems and neutralizing threats emanating from the Afghan territory," Putin said, adding that it is primarily related to terrorism.