Delhi Security Discussion declaration: Afghan territory shouldn’t be utilized for safeguarding terror acts

Delhi Regional Security Declaration
Image Source: AP India on Wednesday hosted senior security officials from Russia, Iran and the five Main Asian nations to talk about the circumstance in surrounding Afghanistan following the fall of the U.S.-backed federal government and the Taliban takeover of the country.

At the 3rd Regional Security Discussion on Afghanistan held on Wednesday in New Delhi, the National Security Advisers/ Secretaries of the National Security Councils of the Republic of India emphasized that the Afghan area ought to not be used for sheltering, training, preparation, or financing any terrorist acts.

Apart from the NSA, the Islamic Republic of Iran, the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, the Russian Federation, the Republic of Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and the Republic of Uzbekistan also participated in the meeting.

The individuals discussed the evolving scenario in Afghanistan, particularly the security scenario and its regional and worldwide implications. The sides paid unique attention to the existing political situation in Afghanistan and risks emerging from terrorism, radicalization, and drug trafficking along with the need for humanitarian support.

The NSA/Secretaries of the National Security Councils throughout the discussion:

  • Restated strong support for a peaceful, safe, and stable Afghanistan while highlighting the regard for sovereignty, unity and territorial stability, and non-interference in its internal affairs.
  • Revealed deep concern over the suffering of the individuals of Afghanistan occurring from the security circumstance in Afghanistan and condemned the terrorist attacks in Kunduz, Kandahar, and Kabul.
  • Emphasized that Afghanistan’s territory ought to not be utilized for sheltering, training, preparation, or financing any terrorist acts.
  • Condemned in the strongest terms all terrorist activities and reaffirmed their firm dedication to combat terrorism in all its forms and symptoms, including its financing, the taking apart of terrorist infrastructure, and countering radicalization, to ensure that Afghanistan would never become a safe sanctuary for international terrorism.
  • Required cumulative cooperation versus the hazard of radicalization, extremism, separatism, and drug trafficking in the area.
  • Stressed the necessity of forming an open and really inclusive federal government that represents the will of all individuals of Afghanistan and has representation from all sections of their society, consisting of major ethnopolitical forces in the nation. Inclusion of all areas of the society in the administrative and political structure is important for the successful nationwide reconciliation process in the nation.
  • Recalling the appropriate UN Resolutions on Afghanistan, the individuals noted that the United Nations has a central role to play in Afghanistan which its ongoing presence in the country must be maintained.
  • Emphasized the importance of guaranteeing that the essential rights of women, kids, and minority communities are not broken.
  • Revealed issue over the degrading socio-economic and humanitarian situation in Afghanistan, and highlighted the requirement to supply immediate humanitarian assistance to the people of Afghanistan.
  • Reiterated that humanitarian assistance ought to be offered in an unobstructed, direct, and assured way to Afghanistan which the assistance is distributed within the nation in a non-discriminatory manner throughout all areas of the Afghan society.
  • Reiterated commitment to offer support to Afghanistan to avoid the spread of COVID-19.
  • Restated the importance of their discussion and accepted remain engaged with each other in the future.

The participants thanked the Republic of India for holding the Third Regional Security Dialogue on Afghanistan in New Delhi. The participants accepted hold the next round in 2022.

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Published at Wed, 10 Nov 2021 04:23:14 -0600