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India’s role vital in regional stability, says Atmar

India’s role vital in regional stability, says Atmar

Feb 25, 2016 - 17:59

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): National Security Advisor Mohammad Hanif Atmar on Thursday said Afghanistaninfo-icon considered India as a regional power and its role as vital in resolving regional issues.

Atmar expressed these views during a meeting with India’s ambassador in Kabul Manpreet Vohra at his office, National Security Council (NSC) spokesman Tawab Ghorzang said in a statement.

He said Atmar termed India’s involvement as essential in resolving regional disputes and thanked the Indian government for its assistance with Afghanistan in military and economic sectors. Atmar urged the Indian government to extend its support for peace and stability in Afghanistan.

He said the 6+1 group’s efforts were important for stability in Afghanistan. The group formed in 2012 comprises Afghanistan, China, Pakistaninfo-icon, India, Russia, the US and Iran. The grouping is aimed at effectively combating terrorism and bringing peace and stability to Afghanistan.

In his meeting with Atmar, the Indian envoy once again reiterated his government’s commitment to provide equipment to Afghan security forces and support the Afghan government-initiated peace process.  Both sides also discussed a wide range of issues of bilateral interest.



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