The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Afghanistan asked Russia to help with training and providing supplies for its army and police, as stated by the Director-General of Policy and Strategy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Afghanistan, Mohammad Ashraf Haidari.
According to Haidari, after consultations, Kabul invited Moscow "to consider the possibility of providing maintenance support in Afghanistan, as well as material supply and training of personnel for the Afghan army and police."
The diplomat noted that Russia's assistance is especially needed for providing maintenance to Russian-made helicopters which are used by the Afghan army.
According to TASS, Haidari also stressed that after the introduction of anti-Russian sanctions by the West, cooperation decline between Moscow and Kabul in military and technical spheres. Meanwhile, the Afghan authorities believe that bilateral contacts will have a positive impact on the fight against the Taliban and the so-called Islamic State.