• publish: 16 September 2020
  • time: 1:55 am
  • category: International
  • No: 15367
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Khalilzad meets with top Indian officials

Regional security discussed

Khalilzad met with India’s External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and National Security Advisor Ajit Doval in Delhi on Tuesday where they discussed issues around safety and security in the region.

According to Indian news reports, Khalilzad said during the meeting that the Afghan “sides” should ensure their territory is not used by any terrorist group against another country. 

This comes as Afghan and Taliban negotiators meet in Doha for the first round of long-awaited peace talks. 

Reports stated Khalilzad also stressed “regional and international support is critical for the success of these negotiations and the implementation of any agreement” adding that India and the United States will work together in support of this objective.

WIO News reported that both sides have “similar views on the importance of long term assistance, trade, and investment for consolidating a peace agreement for the benefit of the people of Afghanistan, the region, and beyond.”

Indian government sources told WION that, “Khalilzad appreciated India’s participation in the Intra-Afghan negotiations..” and “briefed about the US assessment the talks and shared the US perspective on the Afghan peace process.”

Both sides while discussing “future steps and possible cooperation between India and the US in furthering the Afghan peace process” also “deliberated upon how to promote regional and international cooperation with regard to Afghanistan.”

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