India on Wednesday hosted a regional summit on Afghanistan to focus on the escalating state of affairs within the neighbouring nation. The high-level summit was chaired by nationwide safety advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval and attended by NSAs and prime safety officers from Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.
“It is a privilege for India to host this dialogue today. We have been keenly watching the developments in Afghanistan,” Doval mentioned throughout his opening remarks. “These have important implications not only for the people of Afghanistan but also for its neighbours and the region,” Doval mentioned.
Doval additionally harassed on the necessity to have “close consultations” among the many regional leaders and mentioned it is time to have “greater cooperation and coordination” on the Afghan state of affairs. “I am confident that our deliberations will be productive, useful and will contribute to help people of Afghanistan and enhance our collective security,” he added.
Meanwhile, Tajikistan’s Nasrullo Rahmatjon Mahmudzoda additionally assured full participation in all packages that aimed to assist the war-torn nation.
India had formally invited the NSAs of Russia, Iran, China, Pakistan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan for the assembly. However, China and Pakistan have already said that they won’t be attending the convention. No delegation from Afghanistan was invited, which is now below the management of Taliban.
Taliban took over Afghanistan in August in a navy offensive within the aftermath of troop withdrawal by the United States and its different Nato allies. The chaotic exit led to a serious humanitarian disaster in Afghanistan.