3-way meeting on promoting security in Afghanistan
WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): Afghan, Indian and American diplomats have agreed to continue consultations on ways of stabilising the war-torn country, a spokesman for the State Department said.
Deputy Foreign Minister Hekmat Karzai, Indian Ambassador to Afghanistan Manpreet Vohra and US Special Representative Richard Olsonmet to exchange views on the situation in Afghanistan.
The meeting took place on September 21in New York on the margins of the 71st United Nations General Assembly, the spokesman said in a brief statement.
It added the participants discussed the prevailing situation in Afghanistan and regional issues of mutual interest.
“Reaffirming their shared interests in advancing peace and security in the region, as well as countering terrorism, all sides welcomed the discussions focused on political, economic, and development goals in Afghanistan, including the regional dimension.”
The meeting provided a forum for the US and India to explore ways of coordinating and aligning their assistance with the priorities of the Afghan government.
According to the statement, the participants agreed that the dialogue helped advance shared values and goals, and decided to continue their consultations on a regular basis.
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