Publish dateWednesday 7 December 2022 - 15:59
Story Code : 261993
The summit of India and Central Asian countries/ Member countries emphasized on supporting a peaceful, stable and secure Afghanistan
The national security advisers of Afghanistan's neighboring countries discussed the current situation of the country and its consequences on the security and stability of the region during the meeting titled "The First Security Meeting of Afghanistan's Neighbors" which was held in India and the countries of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan were also present.
Afghan Voice Agency (AVA): According to the joint statement of the first India-Central Asia summit of national security advisers, Chabahar port was considered as a key element of regional security and the further development of this transportation corridor due to its important role in the humanitarian crisis. In Afghanistan and in sending humanitarian goods to the people of Afghanistan by international organizations, it was noticed.
In this meeting, Central Asian countries were asked to join the International North-South Transport Corridor (INSTC), in which Chabahar Port plays a key role, and the Ashgabat Agreement on the International Transport and Transit Corridor, as well as strengthening relations. Consider with India.
According to the joint statement, India and the Central Asian countries that are members of the International North-South Transport Corridor (INSTC) as well as the Ashgabat Agreement on International Transport and Transit Corridors have asked other Central Asian countries to consider joining these initiatives.
The national security advisers reviewed the current situation in Afghanistan and its consequences on the security and stability of the region and emphasized their strong support for a peaceful, stable and secure Afghanistan.
According to the official statement, the leaders also emphasized the importance of UN Security Council Resolution 2593 (2021), which states that no terrorist organization, including those listed in UN Security Council Resolution 1267, should be given asylum or allowed to operate on its soil. Afghanistan should be given.
Viktor Makhmudov, the Secretary of the Security Council of Uzbekistan, addressed the representatives of Central Asia and said that it is important to coordinate efforts to ensure regional security and expand practical cooperation regarding Afghanistan.
He said: We should not allow Afghanistan to be isolated and leave it alone to deal with social, economic and humanitarian crises. Because this leads to an increase in poverty in the region. Peace is important in Afghanistan, this country has new strategic possibilities and opportunities and can be a growth area and transport corridors and markets in this region.
Nasrullah Mahmudzadeh, Secretary of the Security Council of Tajikistan, said: New challenges and threats, including cybercrimes, cyber terrorism, and environmental and biological threats, are emerging in the background of instability and uncertainty in different parts of the world.
He emphasized: The very destructive ideology of religious radicalism is rapidly advancing. In this context, security issues are still the main focus of our work.
He added: It is impossible to ensure international security without resolving internal conflicts. The situation in Afghanistan is still the most complicated. Tajikistan is committed to close cooperation with all countries to ensure peace, security and stability in our region and Afghanistan.
According to Marat Imankulov, Secretary of the Security Council of Kyrgyzstan, Central Asian countries and India have common interests in creating strategies to fight terrorism, extremism and drug trafficking.
During his speech, Shalar Goldinazarov, the representative of Turkmenistan in India, emphasized the need to unite forces to strengthen the participation of Central Asian countries and India in dealing with all regional and global challenges such as international terrorism, drug trafficking and cross-border organized crimes.
He said: This meeting is considered by Turkmenistan as one of the mechanisms for developing a coherent regional approach to ensure peace and stability and security in Afghanistan.
Ajit Doval, India's National Security Adviser (NSA) emphasized the priority of combating the financing of terrorism for India and other countries in the region.
Doval said in the opening meeting: Afghanistan is an important issue for all of us. India's concerns and goals, and its immediate priority and way forward, are similar to those of many in this meeting today.
After the first summit in January 2022 between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the presidents of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, the first one-day meeting of the NSA was held on Tuesday.
This inaugural meeting between India and Central Asia coincided with the 30th anniversary of India's diplomatic relations with Central Asian countries. According to the joint statement, the participants strongly supported the early adoption of the UN Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism at the meeting.
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