AFGHANISTAN: The 4th Regional Security Dialogue on Afghanistan which is being held at Dushanbe, Tajikistan started on 26th May, Thursday, where key engagements will be on Friday, May 27, 2022. India is being represented by National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval. Other countries which will be part of meet are Russia, China, Iran, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan other than the host Tajikistan.
On Friday, May 27th, Indian representative NSA Ajit Doval said, ”India has been an important stakeholder of Afghanistan and they will continue to stand with the people there.” while addressing the fourth Regional Security Dialogue on Afghanistan.
He added, “ Special relationship with the people of Afghanistan that has been built over centuries will guide India’s approach. Nothing can change this.” for stressing about an urgent need of measures to re-establish peace and stability in Islamic Republic ruled by Taliban.
It is quite understood why Pakistan could not participate in the meet as NSA is not yet appointed after the government shuffle and the formation of new government led by Shehbaz Sharif.
Mr. Doval also found an opportunity to let others know about how India is focused on infrastructure, connectivity and humanitarian assistance in Afghanistan. He also informed that following Taliban’s takeover, India has already provided 17,000 metric tonnes of wheat out of the total commitment of 50,0000 MT. 5,00,000 doses of covaxin and 13 tons of essential life-saving medicines as well as 60 million does of polio doses have also been provided.
Later, Mr. Doval also met his counterparts from Iran, Tajikistan, Russia and other partners and explained them about the most important and foremost priority should be the right to life and a dignified living as well as protection of human rights.