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Khalilzad, Indian FM confer on Afghan peace process, security situation

Khalilzad, Indian FM confer on Afghan peace process, security situation

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May 07, 2020 - 21:22

 

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The US side recognizes India's constructive contribution in economic development, reconstructioninfo-icon and humanitarian assistance to Afghanistaninfo-icon, according to a statement on Thursday.

This was stated during a meeting between Indian Foreign Minister Jaishankar, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Mr. Zalmay Khalilzad in New Delhi.

Khalilzad was accompanied by Senior Director in the US National Security Council, Ms. Lisa Curtis, and the US Ambassador to India, Mr. Ken Juster.

They laid importance to India's crucial and continuing role in sustainable peace, security and stability in Afghanistan.

EAM and NSA reiterated India's continued support for strengthening peace, security, unity, democratic and inclusive polity and protection of rights of all sections of the Afghan societyinfo-icon, including Afghan Hindus and Sikhs.

“India is deeply concerned at the upsurge in violence and supports call for immediate ceasefire and need to assist the people of Afghanistan in dealing with coronavirus pandemic,” the statement said.

India remained engaged in extending humanitarian food and medical supplies to Afghanistan to deal with the situation created by coronavirus.

It was emphasised that putting an end to terrorist safe havens and sanctuaries is necessary for enduring and sustainable peace and stability in Afghanistan.

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