• publish: 9 October 2017
  • time: 9:13 pm
  • category: Politics
  • No: 4750

We don’t see role for India in Afghanistan, it’s detrimental: Pakistan

Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has said that his country doesn’t see any role for India in Afghanistan and the US desire to involve the country is detrimental.

Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Pakistan Prime minister warned today that the US desire to involve India in Afghanistan is detrimental.

US President Donald Trump in August unveiled his South Asia policy and vowed to boost strategic partnership with India in Afghanistan. Trump also sought an enhanced role for India to bring peace and stability in Afghanistan.

“We don’t believe that injecting India into the Pakistan- US relationship will help resolve anything, especially in Afghanistan, where we don’t see any role for India. India has a relationship with the US. That is between them and the US,” Abbasi was quoted as saying by the Arab News.

In an interview to the Saudi newspaper, Abbasi said Pakistan wants peace in Afghanistan via a solution that “is owned and led by the Afghans.”

The prime minister warned that Washington’s desire to include India in Afghanistan would be detrimental.

India has a strategic partnership with Afghanistan and is implementing projects worth $2 billion to help rebuild the country’s infrastructure.

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