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Use Of Afghan Soil To Promote Terrorism Unacceptable: India’s Clear Message To Taliban

Mumbai: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Wednesday said that Afghanistan’s soil should not be used to promote terrorism of any kind and the Taliban should stick to its declarations in this regard.

The minister was speaking at a conference on Afghanistan co-organized by US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas.

Additionally, he took a veiled dig at Pakistan, saying that the world should not tolerate interference from outside in Afghanistan, especially for those who want to intensify violence in this difficult time.

Jaishankar said in his address that he considers the resumption of the yatra from Kabul a priority.

“Addressed the Afghanistan conference co-convened by @SecBlinken and @HeikoMaas. Resumption of travel out of Kabul is a priority. Use of Afghan soil to promote terrorism in any manner by any country is unacceptable. The Taliban must live up to its declarations to that effect,” tweeted Jaishankar.

“The world should not countenance interference by external players, especially those intensifying violence at this difficult time. Our collective approach should be guided by UNSC resolution 2593,” he said in another post.

A report by news agency PTI on September 8 claimed that India conveyed its concerns to top security and intelligence officials of the US, UK and Russia about Pakistan’s ties with the Taliban and terrorist groups operating in Afghanistan.

New Delhi expressed its concerns to US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) chief William Burns, Britain’s Secret Intelligence Service (MI6) chief Richard Moore and Russia’s Security Council, the news agency said, referring to people familiar with the matter.

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