India is an essential partner in Afghanistan:US
Terming India as an essential partner in Afghanistan, the US has asserted that the two countries sha...
Terming India as an essential partner in Afghanistan, the US has asserted that the two countries share the view that the peace process in the war-torn country should be Afghan-led. A senior administration official told this to reporters during a conference call ahead of Vice President Joe Biden's India trip starting Monday. He said, India's role is characterised by a number of different features and one would be important role as a development partner and supporting economic development of Afghanistan. He said India is supporting institutions of the Afghan State and facilitating commercial investment in the country. According to the US official, Biden will convey to the Indian leadership the US' view that the necessary outcome of any Afghan-led process that involves the Taliban has to be breaking with al-Qaeda, renouncing violence and abiding by the terms of the Afghan constitution. On the peace process, the official said, the two countries share the views that Afghan-led process that results in a democratic peaceful and stable Afghanistan is the core outcome that they are looking for.
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