India in touch with various stakeholders in Afghanistan: MEA
India on Thursday said it is in touch with various stakeholders in Afghanistan in pursuance of its long-term commitment towards peace, development and reconstruction of that country.At a media briefing, External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said India has been engaging with Afghans across ethnicities and that it supports all peace initiatives in Afghanistan.Our relations with Afghanistan are historical and multi-faceted.
India on Thursday said it is in touch with various stakeholders in Afghanistan in pursuance of its long-term commitment towards peace, development and reconstruction of that country.
''Our relations with Afghanistan are historical and multi-faceted. We have been engaging with Afghans across ethnicities. As a friendly neighbour, we are concerned about peace and security in Afghanistan and the region,'' Bagchi said.
Bagchi said he would not comment on the report. ''We support all peace initiatives and have been engaged with several stakeholders including regional countries,'' he said.
''In the recent past, we have had visits by multiple Afghan leaders to India and we have also had official visits to Kabul. We are in touch with various stakeholders, as I said, in pursuance of our long term commitment towards development and reconstruction of Afghanistan,'' Bagchi said.
''As you are aware, the external affairs minister participated in the inaugural ceremony of the intra-Afghan talks held in Doha last year. A senior official delegation attended the talks in Doha,'' Bagchi said.
India has been a major stakeholder in the peace and stability of Afghanistan. It has already invested close to USD three billion in aid and reconstruction activities in the country.
India has been supporting a national peace and reconciliation process which is Afghan-led, Afghan-owned and Afghan-controlled.
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