Pakistan rejects India’s invitation to attend NSA assembly on Afghanistan

National Security Adviser Moeed Yusuf. Photo: AFP
National Security Adviser Moeed Yusuf. Photo: AFP

ISLAMABAD: National Security Adviser Moeed Yusuf on Tuesday turned down India’s invitation to a gathering of the nationwide safety advisers of regional international locations on Afghanistan, categorically asserting that he wouldn’t go to New Delhi.

“I will not visit New Delhi on India’s invitation,” Yusuf mentioned, throughout a media discuss after the signing of a protocol between Pakistan and Uzbekistan for the institution of a joint safety fee to reinforce bilateral cooperation in safety affairs.

The NSA maintained that Pakistan and Uzbekistan had been on the identical web page on the Afghan problem.

He mentioned that Afghanistan has been at battle for the final 4 a long time and the disaster within the nation has had  a direct influence on Pakistan.

“Peace and stability in Afghanistan are vital for Pakistan” Yusuf mentioned, including that Islamabad considers the Pakistan-Afghanistan-Uzbekistan hall of immense significance.

The world ought to take into account Afghanistan as a humanitarian problem as a substitute of a political matter, mentioned Yusuf, as he urged the world to have interaction with Kabul. He warned that abandoning Afghanistan may have damaging penalties for your complete world.

India invitations Pakistan, China, Russia to NSA assembly on Afghanistan

On October 17, in a bid to deal with the humanitarian disaster and focus on the evolving scenario in Afghanistan, India reportedly proposed a gathering of the nationwide safety advisers (NSA) of key stakeholder international locations.

New Delhi had proposed two dates — November 10 and 11 — for the NSA assembly, Indian media had reported.

According to a report printed in India Today, invites for the assembly had been prolonged to key stakeholders within the area, together with Russia, China, and Pakistan.