India has presented a roadmap to solve the problem of Afghanistan. On the issue of Afghanistan, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said that Kabul's future cannot be its past. At the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) meeting, the External Affairs Minister presented a three-point roadmap for the conflict-torn country. This includes steps to ensure an end to violence and terrorist attacks, conflict resolution through political dialogue and neighboring countries.
Advocating a free, neutral, unified, peaceful, democratic, and prosperous nation
India has once again expressed its faith in its democratic values to the world. The External Affairs Minister presented the roadmap at the SCO Foreign Ministers' Contact Group meeting in Dushanbe amid growing global concerns over the Taliban's control of large parts of Afghanistan. He said that the Afghan people, along with other countries of the world, want a free, neutral, unified, peaceful, democratic, and prosperous nation. The External Affairs Minister made it clear that Afghanistan's future cannot be its past. The new generation has different expectations. We should not disappoint them.
Pakistan and China targeted
In the SCO meeting, India once again targeted Pakistan and China without naming them. The External Affairs Minister made it clear that the main objective of the SCO is to combat terrorism and extremism. He said that in such a situation it is very important that the financing of terrorism should be strictly stopped so that terrorism can be completely stopped. He said that India promises support for an Afghanistan free from terrorism, war, and drugs. Foreign ministers in the SCO in a joint statement on Wednesday condemned the ongoing violence and terrorist attacks in the country.
Talks will happen soon amidst border tension
The Indian Foreign Minister and Chinese counterpart Wang Yi held talks for nearly an hour on the LAC conflict in Dushanbe, Tajikistan. In this meeting, amid the confrontation on the LAC, the two countries once again agreed to start military-level talks soon. The External Affairs Minister emphasized that both sides should work towards early resolution of the remaining issues related to the LAC in Eastern Ladakh, keeping in mind the mutual interests. At the same time, bilateral agreements and protocols should be fully followed.
What is Shanghai Cooperation Organization SCO
Foreign ministers of India, China, Pakistan, and five other member states of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) began a key meeting of the grouping in Dushanbe on Wednesday, focusing on the evolving situation in Afghanistan. India and Pakistan became permanent members of SCO in the year 2017. Apart from India and Pakistan, the eight-member SCO includes Russia, China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan.