Moscow, 1 May: Russian Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov and Ismaili leader Prince Karim Aga Khan IV discussed prospects of peaceful development of the situation in Afghanistan at a meeting in Moscow on Tuesday [30 April].
Ivanov highly praised the charity activities pursued by the Aga Khan International Fund, which provides substantial humanitarian aid in different parts of the world, including Central Asia and Afghanistan, the Russian Foreign Ministry's information and press department has told Interfax. The two shared their satisfaction with the results of bilateral cooperation in this sphere.
Discussing the situation in and around Afghanistan, Ivanov and the Aga Khan attached particular significance to further collaboration between Russia and the Aga Khan Fund aimed at supporting state and economic development processes in that country. They reached a basic agreement on working out concrete projects for joint involvement of the two sides in international efforts on restoring the economic infrastructure in Afghanistan, reads the Foreign Ministry's report.
Ivanov and Aga Khan also touched upon certain issues of mutual interest, it says.
Source: Interfax news agency, Moscow, in English 0651 gmt 1 May 02