Moscow, Jan 21 (Agencies): Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said on Friday he wanted the US-led international stabilisation forces to successfully accomplish their mission and leave the restive nation with "dignity and respect".

"We should wait until 2014 when Afghanistan is fully independent before drawing conclusions. A peaceful settlement in Afghanistan is important for the whole region including Russia," Medvedev said at the joint news conference here after talks with the Afghan President Hamid Karzai.

"All we want is them to leave Afghanistan with dignity and respect," the Russian leader underlined.

He said the final aim of the international military presence was to ensure security and independence of Afghanistan through its own resources and a peaceful settlement in Afghanistan is important for the whole region including Russia.

The Russian President acknowledged that some mistakes had been made, thoroughly investigated, but noted that these were mistakes in tactics rather than strategy.

But of course the current phase of relations, which began in 2001 in spite of the presence of NATO forces in Afghanistan, is "especially important".

Medvedev said helping international mission in Afghanistan was important for Russia.

"Finally Afghanistan should be able to provide its security and independence through its own resources," the Russian president said.