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EAM Jaishankar and President Ghani Exchange Views on the Afghanistan Peace Process | India News


DUSHANBE: Foreign Minister S Jaishankar visited Afghan President Ashraf Ghani here on Monday and shared India’s perspectives on the peace process in the war-torn country.
Jaishankar is here in the capital of Tajikistan for the ninth Ministerial Conference of the Heart of Asia-Istanbul Process (HoA-IP) to be held on Tuesday.
“It is an honor to call President @ashrafghani before the start of the @HeartofAsia_IP conference. We share our perspectives on the peace process,” Jaishankar tweeted.

Last week, Jaishankar said that India would like to see clearly a sovereign, democratic and inclusive Afghanistan that takes into account the interests of its minorities.
“There is something called the peace and reconciliation process and everyone else is saying that the Taliban are getting closer and changing, etc. Let’s wait and see,” he had said.
The Taliban and the Afghan government are holding direct talks to end a 19-year war that has killed tens of thousands of people and devastated various parts of the country.
India has been a major player in the peace and stability of Afghanistan. It has already invested two billion dollars in relief and reconstruction activities in the country.
India has been supporting a national peace and reconciliation process that is Afghan-led, Afghan-owned and Afghan-controlled.
The HoA-IP ministerial conference is part of the Istanbul Process, a regional initiative on security and cooperation for a stable and peaceful Afghanistan, which was launched on November 2, 2011 in Turkey.

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