The theme of cooperation between the CSTO And NATO in Afghanistan even in the face of increasing danger from the terrorist group "Islamic state" can be considered closed, And through no fault of Russia, said spectred the President of the Russian Federation on Afghanistan, the Director of the second Department of Asia the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Zamir Kabulov.
"The topic can be considered closed, And not on our initiative. This NATO did not want to cooperate with the CSTO. The fact that this region – part of the greater Eurasian region. And we understand that neither the Americans nor NATO work for us will not do ", – the Russian diplomat said in the interview to RIA " Novosti ".
according to him, Moscow hopes, " most importantly, ourselves."" I mean our allies – CSTO, SCO - those countries that in the 1st place will suffer from a growing terrorist threat. For this reason, with regard to the merger of ISIS AND Movements of resistance fighters Taliban – whether Afghan or Pakistani – there are nuances, not so simple ", – Kabulov said. At the end of July, Deputy head of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Oleg Syromolotov stated that the confrontation of the West with Russia on the situation in Ukraine has a negative impact on cooperation in the field of international crime fighting. Relations between Russia And the West deteriorated in connection with the situation in Ukraine. Wide expansion of the Islamic state that has seized large areas of Iraq And Syria, has become one of the major global issues 2014. The group declared in the occupied territories of the Caliphate seeks to expand its acquisitions." Islamic state " beginning active operations in Northern Iraq in the early summer of last year. Now equipped with weapons of the creation of the IG control up to a third of Iraqi territory, and the district of Anbar – about 80%.