Afghan Voice Agency(AVA)_Monitoring, This was the first visit to India by Yue, who was named the special envoy on Afghan affairs a year ago, and follows trips by him to Pakistan and Turkey for discussions on the situation in Afghanistan.
Yue met with JP Singh, who handles Pakistan-Afghanistan-Iran division in the Indian foreign ministry and has been involved in recent contacts with senior officials of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA).
Yue said in a tweet that the meeting had focused on ways to ensure peace and stability in Afghanistan. “Good to visit India first time ever meeting w/ Mr. (JP) Singh, Joint Secre’y of Indian FM and exchanged views on Afghanistan. Both agreed to encourage engagement, enhance dialogue and give positive energy for Afghan peace and stability,” he said.
This is also the first time that senior officials of the two sides have discussed Afghanistan since the takeover of the country by IEA almost a year ago.
Yue travelled to India shortly after a visit to Turkey for talks on the situation in Afghanistan and on strengthening cooperation to ensure peace, stability and development. Yue also visited Pakistan last month and held talks with Pakistani officials including on the extension of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) to Afghanistan.