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PM Modi Speaks to Russian President Vladimir Putin on Afghanistan Crisis

"We also discussed issues on the bilateral agenda, including India-Russia cooperation against COVID-19," Modi said.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin and PM Narendra Modi.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday, 24 August, spoke to Russian President Vladimir Putin regarding the developments in Afghanistan in the aftermath of the Taliban takeover of the country.

"We also discussed issues on the bilateral agenda, including India-Russia cooperation against COVID-19. We agreed to continue close consultations on important issues," PM Modi tweeted.

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Later in the day, the Prime Minister's Office issued a statement and said that PM Modi spoke with President Putin today and discussed the unfolding situation in Afghanistan, as well as its implications for the region and the world.

"They expressed the view that it was important for the two strategic partners to work together," the statement from the PMO said.

The Taliban took over Afghanistan on 15 August, as President Ashraf Ghani fled, capping an unprecedented advance of the insurgent group in the country, in which they took over city after city.

Since the Taliban's takeover, chaos has emerged at the airport in Kabul as countries, including India, scramble to evacuate their citizens while locals are desperate to flee the country.

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