Foreign Ministers Of Five Central Asian Countries Call On PM Modi
Foreign ministers of 5 Central Asian international locations on Monday collectively referred to as on Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The assembly got here a day after they attended the third India-Central Asia Dialogue hosted by External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar.
No particulars in regards to the assembly between PM Modi and the visiting ministers have been instantly out there.
Mr Jaishankar and NSA Ajit Doval have been current within the assembly between Modi and the overseas ministers of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.
In the dialogue on Sunday, India and the Central Asian international locations mentioned a plethora of points, together with the scenario in Afghanistan.
The overseas ministers referred to as for rapid humanitarian assist to Afghan folks, renewed demand for a “truly inclusive” authorities in Kabul and asserted that Afghan territory should not be used for sheltering, coaching, planning or financing terrorist actions.
In the previous few years, India has been specializing in increasing total cooperation with the energy-rich Central Asian international locations, contemplating them to be a part of its prolonged neighbourhood.
The upswing in India’s engagement with the area adopted Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s whirlwind tour of the 5 international locations in July 2015 that resulted within the growth of two-way ties in a spread of areas.
The latest developments in Afghanistan strengthened the significance of the Central Asian international locations with three of them — Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan — sharing borders with the war-torn nation.
The nationwide safety advisors of all of the 5 Central Asian international locations attended an India-hosted regional dialogue on Afghanistan on November 10. NSAs of Russia and Iran additionally participated in it.
The second assembly of the India-Central Asia dialogue was organised by India in October final yr nearly.
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