MOSCOW (AFP/Reuters) - Russian President Dmitry Medvedev will hold a three-party meeting with Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari and Afghan President Hamid Karzai on the sidelines of two summits being held on Monday (today) and Tuesday (tomorrow) in Russia, a top Kremlin official said on Sunday. Moscow welcomes increasingly transparent US policy on Afghanistan and Pakistan and sees new areas of cooperation with the West in settling the Afghan conflict, said Sergei Prikhodko, the Russian Presidents top foreign policy advisor. We welcome the increasingly transparent US policy on Afghanistan and Pakistan, Prikhodko told reporters. The space for cooperation with the West on Afghanistan can be broader. The Russia-led SCO is ready for closer cooperation with the US on Afghanistan, Prikhodko said.The niches of cooperation between the SCO with Western countries, including the US, can be expanded, he said. The Russian President will also meet Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in the wake of the Iranian leaders disputed re-election, he said. Medvedev and the Iranian President will discuss issues related to Irans nuclear programme and the need to further expand cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency, the UNs atomic watchdog, said Prikhodko. On Monday, Russia will host a summit of the SCO, a regional group dominated by Russia and China that also includes Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. Afghanistan is expected to become a major topic at a summit of the SCO in the Urals city of Yekaterinburg on Monday. The SCO groups Russia, China and the ex-Soviet Central Asian republics of Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan. But leaders of Afghanistan, Pakistan, India and Iran, whose states have observer status, will also attend the summit. Leaders from the BRIC group of emerging economies, which includes Russia, Brazil and India, will meet the following day. Russia will not push for annual meetings of the group of emerging economies, the top Kremlin official said, as Brazil, Russia, India and China prepare for their first summit. We do not insist that the BRIC summits convene every year, said Sergei Cooperation would however be limited to reconstruction of the war-torn country and the transit of supplies, he said, adding there had been an increased transparency of the US strategy in Afghanistan and Pakistan. We are ready to closely cooperate, coordinate our efforts on the Afghan track with other international organisations: the UN, the CSTO, NATO, the European Union, Prikhodko said. Russia backed the US-led military operation launched in 2001 to topple Afghanistans Taliban rulers but has since criticised Washington for its conduct, which Moscow believes contributes to instability in the region. However, earlier this year Russia and its Central Asian allies agreed to allow non-lethal supplies to the international forces in Afghanistan to go through their territory complementing a current route via Pakistan.