In­dia com­mit­ted to Afghan-owned, Afghan-con­trolled peace: Sushma

Hindustan Times (Chandigarh) - - Front Page -

SAMARKAND(UZBEK­ISTAN): In­dia on Sun­day said it was com­mit­ted to the eco­nomic re­con­struc­tion of Afghanistan and to pro­mote an in­clu­sive “Afghan-led, Afghanowned and Afghan-con­trolled” peace and rec­on­cil­i­a­tion process in the war-torn coun­try.

In­dia’s po­si­tion was enun­ci­ated by ex­ter­nal af­fairs min­is­ter Sushma Swaraj at the his­toric In­dia-cen­tral Asia Di­a­logue, with the par­tic­i­pa­tion of Afghanistan, which fo­cussed on a plethora of re­gional is­sues. Swaraj was ac­com­pa­nied by for­eign min­is­ters of Afghanistan, Kaza­khstan, Kyr­gyz Repub­lic, Ta­jik­istan, Turk­menistan and Uzbek­istan took part in the meet­ing.

“I would like to specif­i­cally point out that our re­gion is fac­ing se­ri­ous chal­lenges posed by ter­ror­ism. In­dia, Cen­tral Asia and Afghanistan are so­ci­eties which are tol­er­ant and plu­ral. The ide­ol­ogy of hate has no place in our so­ci­eties,” Swaraj said while ad­dress­ing the first ses­sion of the di­a­logue.

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