Pakistan's National Security Adviser Dr Moeed Yusuf will not participate in the Afghan conference to be held in New Delhi on November 10. India had invited Yusuf to attend this conference. After waiting for about 15 days, now Pakistan has made it clear that none of their representatives will participate in this conference.
During a conversation with the media on Tuesday, Yusuf took a jibe at India. He said- 'Those who have caused destruction, they cannot initiate peace or relief'.
India announced last month to convene a conference on Afghanistan. Russia, China, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan will participate in it. National Security Advisors of these four countries are going to attend this conference.
The special thing is that Pakistan had called a conference on Afghanistan in September and Iran in October. Pakistan did not even invite India to join. However, India did attend the conference held in Iran. India also participated in the Moscow Conference.
India had earlier questioned the external interference in Afghanistan, saying that it threatens to increase the distance between Kabul and the world. Apart from this, the Taliban had also appealed to India for peace in the country and assistance on humanitarian grounds.
Pakistan's Foreign Office spokesman Asim Iftikhar said – 'India wants it to get a role in Afghanistan, but we do not feel any need for it there'. Pakistan's NSA has also said that Afghanistan and Pakistan are neighbors and we cannot separate from it even if we want to. According to Yusuf – 'Pakistan is in constant contact with Uzbekistan and Tajikistan.