Amid Taliban resurgence, Jaishankar meets Afghan president in Tashkent

The external affairs minister S Jaishankar met the Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani, to discuss the evolving situation in the war-torn nation.

To discuss the evolving situation in the war-torn nation along with reiterating India’s support for development, peace and stability in the country, on Thursday, the external affairs minister S Jaishankar met the Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani, according to a report released by the Indian Express.

After attending a crucial meeting of foreign ministers of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation in Dushanbe, as a part of a connectivity conference, Jaishankar is on a visit to the capital of Uzbekistan, Tashkent, while he met Ghani at the sidelines of the multilateral event.

Bringing nearly two decades of military presence in the nation to an end, as the United States aimed to complete the withdrawal of its forces from Afghanistan by the end of August, in the last few weeks a series of terror attacks have been witnessed by Afghanistan.

Amid the global concerns over the Taliban rapidly seizing control of the areas in the war-ravaged country, discussing the developments in Afghanistan, Jaishankar had met Mohammed Haneef Atmar in Tajikistan’s capital earlier.

After deliberation between foreign ministers of Russia, Pakistan, India, China and other member nations of the eight Nation group, the ongoing violence and terrorist attacks in Afghanistan were condemned by the SCO on Thursday.

In Afghanistan, for ensuring peace and stability India has a major stake. In aid and reconstruction activities in the country, it has invested nearly $3 billion while a national peace and reconciliation process has been supported by India which is Afghan-led, Afghan-owned and Afghan controlled.

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