Dialogue on Afghanistan: What did NSAs of 7 countries say on Afghanistan?
Dialogue on Afghanistan was held at the level of National Security Advisers / Secretaries of Security Councils chaired by National Security Adviser, Ajit Doval, in New Delhi on Wednesday. Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan participated in Delhi Regional Security Dialogue on Afghanistan.
New Delhi: Dialogue on Afghanistan was held at the level of National Security Advisers / Secretaries of Security Councils chaired by National Security Adviser, Ajit Doval, in New Delhi on Wednesday. Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan participated in Delhi Regional Security Dialogue on Afghanistan.
At the outset, NSA Ajit Doval said, "This is a time for close consultations amongst us, greater cooperation and interaction and cooperation among the regional countries. I'm confident that our deliberations will be productive, useful and will contribute to help people of Afghanistan and enhance or collective security".
"It is a privilege for India to host this dialogue today. We have been keenly watching the developments in Afghanistan. These have important implications not only for the people of Afghanistan but also for its neighbours and the region", said Doval.
Karim Massimov, Chairman, Kazakhstan National Security Committee: We're concerned about the prevailing situation in Afghanistan. The social end economic situation of Afghans is deteriorating and the country is facing a humanitarian crisis; necessary to increase humanitarian assistance.
Rear Admiral Ali Shamkhani, Secretary, National Security Council, Iran: There's a crisis of migration, refugees in Afghanistan and solutions can come with the formation of an inclusive government, and participation of all ethnic groups. Hoping to come up with a mechanism to resolve it:
Nasrullo Rahmatjon Mahmudzoda, Secretary, Security Council of Tajikistan: We as the neighbouring country are ready to participate in all programs that can help the people of Afghanistan. As we have a long border with Afghanistan, the current situation creates extra risk and possibilities for drug trafficking, terrorism. The situation on Tajik-Afghan borders remains complicated.
Marat M Imankulov, Secretary of Security Council of Kyrgyzstan: It's a very difficult situation in our region and all over the world; this is regarding terrorist organizations in Afghanistan. With joint efforts...help should be extended to the Afghan people.
Nikolai Patrushev, Secretary of the Security Council of Russia: The multilateral meetings help in discussing issues linked to the development situation in Afghanistan; counter challenges, threats emanating from the country, and establish long-lasting peace in the country.
Charymyrat Amanov, Secretary, Security Council of Turkmenistan: This meeting gives us the opportunity to find out a solution to the prevailing situation in Afghanistan, and to establish peace in this region.
Victor Makhmudov, Secretary of Security Council of Uzbekistan: To restore peace in Afghanistan and in the region altogether, we have to find a collective solution. It is possible only through joint efforts.