Pakistan skipping Delhi Security Discussion reveals its attitude on problems concerning Afghanistan: India

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NEW DELHI: India on Thursday took a dig at Pakistan for not attending Delhi Regional Security Dialogue on Afghanistan, stating that avoiding such a crucial meeting shows its approach towards concerns concerning Afghanistan.
External affairs ministry spokesperson Arindam Bagchi stated at the weekly media instruction that India had likewise welcomed China for the NSA-level conference in Delhi but they did participate in due to “scheduling factors.”
“We had actually also welcomed Pakistan. Skipping such an essential conference reveals their attitude towards the concerns concerning Afghanistan,” Bagchi said in response to a question.
India hosted the Delhi Regional Security Discussion on Afghanistan on Wednesday.
National security advisers or secretaries of the security council of 5 Central Asian countries – Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and Turkmenistan besides Russia and Iran – attended the security dialogue and embraced Delhi declaration.
The discussion was chaired by NSA Ajit Doval.
The participants condemned in the greatest terms all terrorist activities and reaffirmed their company dedication to combat terrorism in all its types and symptoms, including its financing, the taking apart of terrorist facilities and countering radicalisation, to guarantee that Afghanistan would never ever become a safe house for global terrorism.
They required collective cooperation against the hazard of radicalisation, extremism, separatism and drug trafficking in the area.
They also stressed the need of forming an open and genuinely inclusive government that represents the will of all the people of Afghanistan and has representation from all sections of their society, including significant ethnopolitical forces in the country.
Addition of all areas of the society in the administrative and political structure is imperative for the successful nationwide reconciliation process in the nation, the statement stated.

Published at Thu, 11 Nov 2021 12:41:03 -0600