MOSCOW, July 12 (Xinhua) -- Russia is ready to cooperate with NATO on the issues of arms supplies for Afghanistan, RIA Novosti news agency reported on Monday.
"We confirm our readiness to ship the military equipment to Afghanistan," Russian ambassador to Afghanistan Andrei Avetisyan said during a two-day meeting of Russian ambassadors being held in Moscow.
According to a diplomat, Afghans value Russian arms and are interested in its shipment.
"So we are ready to cooperate with Afghanistan and NATO unilaterally in this respect," Avetisyan said. He noted that until now these supplies had been insignificant.
Russian ambassadors were meeting to discuss modernization and protection of the country's national interests, Interfax news agency reported.