Allow unimpeded aid into Afghanistan, say NSAs in Delhi Declaration

What is the News?

India has hosted the ‘Delhi Regional Security Dialogue on Afghanistan’ to address the security concerns arising due to new developments in Afghanistan.

The dialogue was chaired by India’s National Security Advisor(NSA) and was attended by the NSA of 7 countries including Russia, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.

During the dialogue, the countries adopted the Delhi Declaration.

What are the key provisions of the Delhi Declaration?

Firstly, underlined the need for forming an open and truly inclusive government in Afghanistan that represents the will and representation of all sections of Afghanistan.

Secondly, reiterated strong support for a peaceful, secure and stable Afghanistan while emphasising the respect for sovereignty, unity and territorial integrity and non-interference in its internal affairs. 

Thirdly, stressed that Afghanistan’s territory should not be used for sheltering, training, planning or financing any terrorist acts.

Lastly, expressed concern over the deteriorating socio-economic and humanitarian situation in Afghanistan and underlined the need to provide urgent humanitarian assistance to the people of Afghanistan.

Source: This post is based on the following articles: 

  • NSA meet seeks urgent help for Afghans published in “The Hindu” on 11th November 2021
  • Allow unimpeded aid into Afghanistan, say NSAs in Delhi Declarationpublished in TOI on 11th November 2021.
  • “​​Delhi meet seeks ‘unimpeded’ aid, inclusive Afghanistan govt” published in Indian Express on 11th November 2021.
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