India for Afghan-led peace talks

India for Afghan-led peace talks

News: India advocated any peace negotiation should be Afghan-led, Afghan-owned and Afghan-controlled at Samarkand meet.

Important Facts:

Highlights of Samarkand Meeting:

  • Discussion was held between foreign ministers at the India-Central Asia Dialogue at Samarkand, Uzbekistan
  • India provided supports to build a united, sovereign, democratic, peaceful, stable, prosperous and inclusive Afghanistan
  • India supports all efforts for peace and reconciliation in Afghanistan which are inclusive and Afghan-led, Afghan-owned and Afghan-controlled
  • Such statement was in contrary to General Bipin Rawat, chief of army staff who urged India to begin talks with the Taliban in Afghanistan
  • Meeting described Afghanistan as a “land link” in the region that will help in connectivity between India and Central Asian nations
  • Meeting also discussed opportunities for Afghanistan people through this platform and asked

Afghanistan for participation in such dialogue

India-Afghanistan-Central Asia Connectivity Projects:

  • International North-South Transport Corridor (INSTC) is a multi modal transportation cooperation between member states

India-Afghanistan-Central Asian nations Common Forum:

  • Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) is an intergovernmental organization where India and Central Asian nations (except Turkmenistan) are permanent members and Afghanistan has observer status
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