EAM S. Jaishankar Spoke on ‘How India will deal with Taliban’

With the Taliban occupying Kabul, Foreign Minister S. Jaishankar on Wednesday said India is keeping a "very careful" watch on the changing developments in Afghanistan
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Image Credit: India Today

With the Taliban occupying Kabul, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Wednesday said India is keeping a "very careful" eye on the changing developments in Afghanistan and New Delhi's focus is on the safe return of Indian nationals from there. As the UN Security Council held an emergency meeting on the situation in Afghanistan as well, the foreign minister arrived in New York on Monday. However, this is the second meeting chaired by India by the powerful UN body in ten days to discuss the situation in the war-torn country.

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"The situation in Afghanistan is at the center of my discussion here," Jaishankar told the media after chairing an open discussion on peacekeeping at the UN Security Council, on which the UN Secretary-General and other colleagues as well as the US Secretary of State. Also. I am discussing. India is chairing the Security Council for the month of August.

Responding to a question, he said, 'At present, like others, we are closely monitoring the changing developments in Afghanistan. Our focus is on ensuring security in Afghanistan and the safe return of Indians present there.

Jaishankar discussed the situation in Afghanistan during his meeting with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and other bilateral meetings here.

Responding to another question on India's investments in Afghanistan in the last two decades, Jaishankar said, "You used the word investment… I think it reflects our historical relationship with the Afghan people."

Pay attention to the safety of Indian people

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Image Credit: News18

"Our focus is on ensuring the safety right now of the people of India present there (Afghanistan). Asked whether India has interacted with the Taliban in recent days, Jaishankar said, "At this point of time, we are monitoring the developments in Kabul." "Obviously the Taliban and its representatives have arrived in Kabul, so I think we need to start things from there," he said.

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