Putin, Karzai to discuss military technical cooperation on sidelines of SCO

Russian President Vladimir Putin will discuss military and technical cooperation at a meeting with his Afghan counterpart Hamid Karzai on Friday.

They will focus on the supply of Russian weapons and training Afghan officers for security agencies, Russian President’s aide Yuri Ushakov told reporters on Thursday.

According to him, the meeting will be held on the side lines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit in the Kyrgyz capital Bishkek.

Ushakov described relations between the two countries as confidential and friendly. He said the leaders of the two countries have regularly met also on the sidelines of the SCO summits.

Ushakov said that the two leaders would discuss promoting economic ties because the annual trade volume between the two countries was only $950 million in 2012..

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