Medvedev backs rail projects

A Reuters report saying Russia’s President Medvedev backs Afghan railway projects.

Russia aims to spur Afghan region economy, win aid

By Roman Kozhevnikov and Anastasia Onegina

DUSHANBE, July 30 (Reuters) – Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on Thursday brought together the leaders of Afghanistan, Pakistan and their neighbour Tajikistan to try and spur regional economic recovery and attract huge aid flows.

“We have a common space, which should be filled with all sorts of projects,” Medvedev said in the Tajik capital after meeting with Afghan President Hamid Karzai and Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari.

“We were talking about energy projects, railway projects,” he told a news conference after talks also attended by Tajik President Imomali Rakhmon.

Source: Reuters 2009-07-30

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