Russia will look to address some of India’s concerns about the peace process in Afghanistan with Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov visiting India next week, accompanied by Russian special envoy for Afghanistan Zamir Kabulov.
As per the Times of India report, Lavrov will hold talks with his counterpart S Jaishankar and is expected to call on PM Narendra Modi.
His visit is expected to prepare the ground for President Putin’s summit meeting with Modi later this year.
Indian sources said the visit will see another round of “sincere and forward-looking” dialogue between the 2 countries on Afghanistan.
Kabulov is expected to brief Indian authorities about the progress made in the March 18 meeting hosted by Russia of the extended troika – Russia, US, China and Pakistan – which focused on making progress in the intra-Afghan process to reach a negotiated settlement and permanent and comprehensive ceasefire.