New Delhi, October 9
Exterior Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Friday assured Afghan peace negotiator Abdullah Abdullah that India remained dedicated to peace, prosperity and stability in Afghanistan.
Jaishankar and Abdullah held in depth talks on varied elements of the continuing peace talks between the Afghan authorities and Taliban, and on bilateral cooperation.
“Happy to fulfill Chairman HCNR @DrabdullahCE. A superb dialogue on our bilateral cooperation and regional points. Welcomed his insights and views on latest developments. As a neighbour, India stays dedicated to peace, prosperity and stability in Afghanistan,” Jaishankar tweeted.
On his half, Abdullah mentioned the exterior affairs minister assured him of India’s “full help” for peace in Afghanistan.
“As all the time happy to fulfill HE @DrSJaishankar, the Exterior Affairs Minister of India. We exchanged views on the #AfghanPeaceProcess, bilateral relations, & regional help for peace efforts. He assured me of India’s full help for peace in Afghanistan,” Abdullah mentioned on Twitter.
In a gathering on Thursday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi conveyed to Abdullah, the chairman of the Excessive Council for Nationwide Reconciliation, that India will all the time help folks of Afghanistan of their quest for peace and assembly their developmental aspirations.
Abdullah arrived right here on Tuesday on a five-day go to as a part of his efforts to construct a regional consensus and help for the Afghan peace course of.
The go to of the influential Afghan chief to India comes within the midst of peace talks between the Afghan authorities and the Taliban in Doha.
The Taliban and the Afghan authorities are holding direct talks to finish 19 years of warfare that has killed tens of 1000’s of individuals and ravaged varied components of the nation.
India has been a serious stakeholder in peace and stability of Afghanistan. It has already invested USD two billion in support and reconstruction actions within the nation.
India has been supporting a nationwide peace and reconciliation course of which is Afghan-led, Afghan-owned and Afghan-controlled.
On September 12, an Indian delegation attended the inaugural ceremony of the intra-Afghan negotiations in Doha whereas S Jaishankar joined it by way of video convention.
India has been keenly following the evolving political scenario after the US signed a peace take care of the Taliban in February. The deal offered for the withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan, successfully drawing curtains to Washington’s 18-year warfare within the nation.The US has misplaced over 2,400 troopers in Afghanistan since late 2001.
India has additionally been sustaining that care ought to be taken to make sure that any such course of doesn’t result in any “ungoverned areas” the place terrorists and their proxies can relocate.
India has been calling upon all sections of the political spectrum in Afghanistan to work collectively to fulfill the aspirations of all folks in that nation together with these from the minority neighborhood for a affluent and secure future. PTI