Saturday, September 25, 2021

India, US to coordinate efforts for stability in Afghanistan

India and US will coordinate their efforts for stability in Afghanistan. US State Department spokesperson Ned Price said that External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and his US counterpart Anthony Blinken have agreed that the two nations will coordinate on efforts to promote stability in Afghanistan. Washington and NATO have announced to withdraw their troops from Afghanistan. Price said, Mr Blinken spoke to Dr Jaishankar to reaffirm the importance of the US-India relationship and cooperation on regional security issues.

State Department spokesperson said, the two leaders agreed on close and frequent coordination in support of a lasting peace and development for the people of Afghanistan. Other issues discussed between the two leaders include the restoration of democracy in Myanmar, Covid-19 and climate change, for which President Joe Biden is convening a global summit. In a tweet, Dr Jaishankar said that their conversation covered recent developments in India’s immediate and extended neighbourhood, health cooperation and UNSC agenda.

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