The foreign ministers of India and five Central Asian countries reaffirmed the importance of UNSCR 2593 (2021) which unequivocally demands that Afghan territory not be used for sheltering, training, planning or finance terrorist acts and called for concerted action against all terrorist groups. The ministers condemned terrorism in all its forms and manifestations and called for the speedy adoption of the United Nations Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism, the joint statement said at the conclusion of the India-Central Asia dialogue here in New York. Delhi.
The parties, at the third India-Central Asia Dialogue meeting held here on Sunday, discussed the current situation in Afghanistan and its impact on the region. The ministers reaffirmed their strong support for a peaceful, secure and stable Afghanistan while insisting on respect for sovereignty, unity and territorial integrity and non-interference in its internal affairs, according to a joint statement. of the 3rd India-Central Asia Dialogue Meeting.
The meeting was held in New Delhi under the chairmanship of the Indian Minister of Foreign Affairs and saw the participation of the foreign ministers of Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan. During the meeting, ministers reaffirmed the importance of UNSCR 2593 (2021) which unequivocally demands that Afghan territory not be used to harbor, train, plan or finance terrorist acts and called for a concerted action against all terrorist groups. Ministers also agreed to continue close consultations on the situation in Afghanistan.
Resolution 2593 was adopted by the United Nations Security Council under India’s presidency on August 30, 2021, with Russia and China abstaining from voting. This resolution demands that Afghan territory not be used to threaten or attack a country or to finance terrorist acts. Central Asian foreign ministers reiterated their countries’ support for India’s permanent membership in an enlarged and reformed United Nations Security Council. They welcomed India’s permanent non-permanent mandate in the United Nations Security Council and its priorities.
Participants expressed satisfaction with the ongoing cooperation between Central Asia and India in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Foreign ministers of Central Asian countries appreciated India’s help in providing essential vaccines and medicines during their first phase in the fight against COVID-19, the statement added. (ANI)
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