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

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The declaration by the eight nations at the Delhi Regional Security Dialogue on Afghanistan stated that the Afghan territory should not be used for sheltering, training or financing any terrorist acts. It also called for efforts to ensure that Afghanistan remains peaceful, secure and stable.

Representatives from eight nations on Wednesday discussed the unfolding situation in Afghanistan and the main challenges it faces following the Taliban’s ascent to power.

The dialogue on Afghanistan also called for collective cooperation against the menace of radicalisation, extremism, separatism and drug trafficking. It also condemned in the strongest terms all terrorist activities and reaffirmed firm commitment to combating terrorism.

The talks also called for providing humanitarian assistance in an unimpeded, direct and assured manner to Afghanistan.

The participating nations discussed the evolving situation in Afghanistan, its regional and global ramifications. They called for steps to ensure that the fundamental rights of women, children and minority communities in Afghanistan are not violated.

On Tuesday, while addressing National Security Advisors from seven countries who have gathered in New Delhi to discuss the situation in Afghanistan since the Taliban takeover, India’s NSA Ajit Doval had called for “greater cooperation and interaction” to help the Afghan people and enhance “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 said.

(With PTI inputs)



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