Raisina Dialogue: Neighbours must contribute to Afghan peace: S Jaishankar

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Afghanistan’s neighbours must contribute to peace, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar asserted on Friday with out naming Pakistan, and identified that describing India’s function within the landlocked nation as being directed towards Pakistan undermines New Delhi’s efforts in that nation.

“Afghanistan needs a double peace -peace within the country and peace around the country,” Jaishankar stated, including that “Afghanistan’s neighbours must contribute towards this.” “It is an absolute fantasy that what India has done in Afghanista is indirectly aimed at Pakistan, and saying so undermines India’s efforts in Afghanistan,” Jaishankar stated.

“In the final 20 years, we’ve got demonstrated by our actions and tasks on the bottom what our actual emotions are for Afghanistan. Afghanistan wants a double peace. It wants peace inside, and it wants peace round,” he added.

The minister was talking at a panel dialogue on Afghanistan – titled ‘Junction Kabul: The Road to Peace’ -at the Raisina Dialogue held in digital mode.

Iran’s overseas minister, Javad Zarif, who was a part of the panel stated that there was a necessity for the Taliban “to change in democratic ways” as immediately’s Afghanistan is completely different from what it was in 2001.

Zarif stated, “If they want to go back to their 90s ideology, it will be impossible, as there is a new and different Afghanistan today.”

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