Ajit Doval will chair today the NSA-level regional security dialogue on Afghanistan; 7 nations present


November 10, 2021 8:19 AM STI

New Delhi [India], Nov 10 (ANI): National Security Advisor Ajit Doval will chair the regional security dialogue in Afghanistan on Thursday, in which his counterparts from five Central Asian countries will participate, as well as Russia and Iran.
The Delhi Regional Security Dialogue on Afghanistan – to be held at the level of national security advisers or secretaries of security councils – will see increased participation from Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.
During the meeting, countries will review the security situation in the region resulting from recent developments in Afghanistan, the Foreign Ministry (MEA) previously said in a press release.
Iran had previously held dialogues in a similar format. This is a continuation of the format Tehran launched in 2018 and 2019, however, this time the dialogue will see the highest participation of seven nations.
The dialogue will deliberate on measures to address relevant security challenges and support the Afghan people in promoting peace, security and stability, the statement added.
India has always maintained close and friendly relations with the Afghan people and called for a unified international response to address the security and humanitarian challenges facing Afghanistan. The dialogue is a step in that direction, the MEA said.
On Tuesday, Doval met Nasrullo Rahmatjon Mahmudzoda, secretary of the Security Council of Tajikistan and had a detailed exchange of views on Afghanistan, sources said.
He also met Victor Makhmudov, Secretary of the Security Council of Uzbekistan and both agreed that the Afghans must decide the future of their country. (ANI)

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