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India renews support to democratic, peaceful Afghanistan

16 Apr 2021 - 19:45
16 Apr 2021 - 19:45

KABUL (Pajhwok): India has renewed support to Afghan –led, Afghan-owned and Afghan-controlled peace process that ensure the protection of socio-economic and political gains of the past 19-years, according to a statement on Friday.

In response to the media queries on the announcement by the US of withdrawal of its troops from Afghanistan before September 11, 2021, India foreign ministry spokesperson said:

“We have noted the decision of the United States to withdraw its troops from Afghanistan and to end its military operations there. We are closely following the ongoing intra-Afghan peace process. Afghan people have seen more than four decades of war and unrest and deserve long-lasting peace and development.

“India supports a united, democratic and sovereign Afghanistan. We are deeply concerned about the increase in violence and targeted killings in Afghanistan. India has called for an immediate and comprehensive ceasefire.”

India has participated in the Doha Conference, the Geneva Conference and recently, the Heart of Asia Conference in Dushanbe. India remains engaged with the Afghan stakeholders and also our regional and international partners regarding next steps.”

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