India on Monday said it is closely monitoring developments in Afghanistan and underscored the importance of the Taliban regime meeting the expectations of the international community as enshrined in a UN Security Council resolution.
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar made the remarks during a joint press appearance after a “constructive” meeting with his Kyrgyzstan counterpart Ruslan Kazakbayev here.
Jaishankar said the discussions with Kazakbayev took some time to discuss the developments in Afghanistan and its impact on the peace and security of the region.
“We are closely monitoring the developments in Afghanistan,” he said. It belongs to all of us. Any instability in Afghanistan will have an impact on the region. There are expectations of the international community from the current regime in Afghanistan, which are adequately detailed in UNSCR 2593.”
UNSC Resolution 2593 explicitly demands that Afghan territory not be used for harboring, training, planning or financing terrorist acts; and specifically refers to terrorist individuals banned by the United Nations Security Council, including Lashkar-e-Taiba Jaish-e-Mohammed
“India and the Kyrgyz Republic share a common vision for development in Afghanistan,” he said in a tweet.
Warm and constructive talks with Ruslan Kazakhbaev, Foreign Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic.
An LOC of USD 200 million was agreed to support the development projects.
An understanding was also reached on implementing high impact community projects. pic.twitter.com/zYDlH1RhYE
– Dr. S. Jaishankar (@DrSJaishankar) 11 October 2021
Last month, Prime Minister Narendra Modi called for ensuring that no country tries to “take advantage of the fragile situation in Afghanistan and use it for their own selfish purposes.”
Addressing the 76th United Nations General Assembly in New York, Prime Minister Modi had also said that it is absolutely necessary to ensure that the Afghanistan region is not used for terrorism, terrorism and terrorist attacks.
Jaishankar arrived here on Sunday as part of his four-day visit to Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan and Armenia aimed at further enhancing bilateral ties with the three Central Asian countries.