New Delhi| National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval called for closer consultation and greater cooperation among regional countries at the NSA-level conference on Afghanistan here on Wednesday. Presiding over an eight-nation NSA-level meeting on Afghanistan in New Delhi, he said, “We are all closely watching what is happening in Afghanistan. Not only for the people of Afghanistan but for its neighboring countries and the region.” It also has important implications.”
He also said that it is time for closer consultation and greater cooperation among regional countries.
He further said that I am confident that our discussions will be productive and fruitful and will contribute to helping the people of Afghanistan and enhancing our collective security.
The eight countries reiterated their collective cooperation against the threat of radicalization, terrorism, separatism and drug trafficking in the region.
The participating countries stressed the need to create an open and truly inclusive government that represents the will of all people of Afghanistan and represents all sections of their society and includes all sections of society in the administrative system. .
Participating in the talks, Secretary of the Security Council of Turkmenistan Charmirat Amanov said, “This meeting gives us an opportunity to find a solution to the current situation in Afghanistan and to establish peace in the region.”
Stressing the need to restore peace in the region, Secretary of the Security Council of Uzbekistan Viktor Makhmudov said, “To restore peace in Afghanistan and the region as a whole, we must find a collective solution. It is only through joint efforts. possible.”
Speaking at the meeting, Tajikistan Security Council Secretary Nasrallo Rahmatzon Mahmudjoda said, “We have a long border with Afghanistan. The current situation creates additional risks and possibilities for drug trafficking, terrorism. The situation along the Tajikistan-Afghanistan borders remains complex.” We as a neighboring country are ready to participate in all programs that can help the people of Afghanistan.”
During the deliberations, they expressed deep concern at the suffering of the people of Afghanistan arising out of the security situation in Afghanistan and condemned the recent terrorist attacks in Kunduz, Kandahar and Kabul. Similarly, he also stressed that the territory of Afghanistan should not be used for harboring, training, planning or financing any terrorist act.
He also stressed on ensuring that the fundamental rights of women, children and minority communities are not violated in the war-torn country and expressed concern over the deteriorating socio-economic and humanitarian situation in Afghanistan.
The statement further said that they also underlined the need to provide immediate humanitarian assistance directly to the people of Afghanistan in a non-discriminatory manner across all sections of Afghan society.
The meeting was attended by Doval’s counterparts (NSA) from five Central Asian countries – Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan, along with Russia and Iran.
The participants thanked India for holding the 3rd Regional Security Dialogue on Afghanistan in New Delhi. The participants also agreed to hold the next round in 2022.