Agree on an Afghanistan strategy, UK tells China and Russia

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Agree on an Afghanistan strategy, UK tells China and Russia

The Taliban takeover of Afghanistan has raised fears it could again be used as a training ground for Islamist militants

William James

Britain on Wednesday called for China and Russia to agree a co-ordinated international approach to prevent Afghanistan becoming a haven for militants, according to a statement by British foreign secretary Liz Truss at the UN.

Foreign ministers from Britain, China, Russia, the US and France will meet UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres during the UN General Assembly in New York.

Britain, which is co-ordinating the so-called P5 group of permanent UN Security Council members, will use the meeting to call for greater co-operation to improve international security, with a particular focus on Afghanistan...

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