Exterior Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and his British counterpart Dominic Raab have exchanged views on the developments in Afghanistan and agreed to work collectively to sort out shared safety threats, help refugees and ease the humanitarian plight of unusual Afghans.
Jaishankar arrived in New York on Monday to chair conferences within the UN Safety Council on know-how and peacekeeping and on counter-terrorism underneath India’s present presidency of the Council.
Throughout his go to, he held bilateral conferences and discussions with UN Secretary-Common Antonio Guterres and different international ministers, specializing in the state of affairs in Afghanistan.
“Welcome the dialog immediately with UK International Secretary @DominicRaab. Exchanged views on the Afghanistan developments and the quick challenges,” Jaishankar tweeted after his assembly along with his British counterpart on Wednesday.
Raab stated he spoke to Jaishankar concerning the state of affairs in Afghanistan. “The UK & India will work collectively to sort out shared safety threats, help refugees, and ease the humanitarian plight of unusual Afghans,” Raab tweeted.
Spoke to @DrSJaishankar concerning the state of affairs in Afghanistan. The UK & India will work collectively to sort out shared safety threats, help refugees, and ease the humanitarian plight of unusual Afghans.
— Dominic Raab (@DominicRaab) August 18, 2021
On Wednesday, after chairing the us open debate on peacekeeping, Jaishankar, talking to reporters on the Safety Council stakeout stated India is intently following the developments in Afghanistan.
“In the intervening time we’re, like all people else, very fastidiously following developments in Afghanistan. I believe our focus is on making certain the safety in Afghanistan and the secure return of Indian nationals who’re there,” Jaishankar stated. “That’s actually what has been very a lot the main target of my very own engagements right here, speaking to the UN Secretary-Common and different colleagues who’re right here in addition to the US Secretary of State.”
India has stated that the principle problem for journey to and from Afghanistan is the operational standing of Kabul airport.
“The Authorities of India is dedicated to the secure return of all Indian nationals and can institute flight preparations as soon as Kabul airport is open for industrial operations,” the Ministry of Exterior Affairs stated in New Delhi on Tuesday.
Jaishankar additionally mentioned the “newest developments” in Afghanistan with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and underlined the urgency of restoring airport operations in Kabul.
India on Tuesday rushed again dwelling its ambassador Rudrendra Tandon and workers from the embassy in Kabul in a navy transport plane following escalating stress, concern and uncertainty gripping the Afghan capital after the Taliban insurgents seized the Afghan capital on Sunday.