Delhi declaration: Afghan territory should not be used for terrorism, India, 7 others affirm

The declaration by the eight nations on the Delhi Regional Security Dialogue on Afghanistan acknowledged that the Afghan territory shouldn’t be used for sheltering, coaching or financing any terrorist acts. It additionally referred to as for efforts to make sure that Afghanistan stays peaceable, safe and steady.

Representatives from eight nations on Wednesday mentioned the unfolding scenario in Afghanistan and the principle challenges it faces following the Taliban’s ascent to energy.

The dialogue on Afghanistan additionally referred to as for collective cooperation in opposition to the menace of radicalisation, extremism, separatism and drug trafficking. It additionally condemned within the strongest phrases all terrorist actions and reaffirmed agency dedication to combating terrorism.

The talks additionally referred to as for offering humanitarian help in an unimpeded, direct and warranted method to Afghanistan.

The collaborating nations mentioned the evolving scenario in Afghanistan, its regional and international ramifications. They referred to as for steps to make sure that the basic rights of girls, kids and minority communities in Afghanistan should not violated.

On Tuesday, whereas addressing National Security Advisors from seven international locations who’ve gathered in New Delhi to debate the scenario in Afghanistan for the reason that Taliban takeover, India’s NSA Ajit Doval had referred to as for “greater cooperation and interaction” to assist the Afghan individuals and improve “collective security”.

“This is the third meeting of the process that was initiated by Iran in 2018. We had the second meeting there as well. We are grateful to Iran for that. It’s a privilege for India to host the dialogue today with participation of all the Central Asian countries and Russia who was the initiator of the idea,” he had mentioned.

(With PTI inputs)