Russia on Saturday offered 185 military and 300 civil education scholarships to Afghan students and reiterated continued support to Afghanistan.
The offer came at a meeting between Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani and Russian envoy Alexander Mantytskiy in Kabul.
Rabbani thanked Mantytskiy for his country’s support to Afghanistan, particularly in education and military sectors, the statement said.
The Russian ambassador assured of his country’s continued support to Afghanistan, particularly in promoting peace and building capacity of Afghanistan institutions and announced 185 military scholarships and 300 civil education scholarships for the Afghans.
Mantytskiy also exchanged views with Rabbani about the lifting of UN sanctions on the Hezb-i-Islami Afghanistan (HIA) and the Afghan foreign minister’s upcoming visit to Russia.
The United Nations (UN on Saturday announced removing the name of HIA leader, Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, from its sanctions list.
Russia previously opposed removal of Hekmatyar’s name from the UN sanctions list, but later it announced supporting the move.