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The foreign ministers of Afghanistan and India discuss the peace process and the fight against terrorism

Afghan Foreign Minister Hanif Atmar and his Indian counterpart, Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, discussed views on the Afghan peace process and the joint war against terrorism.

And the Afghan (Bajfak) news agency reported today, Wednesday, that senior diplomats met on the sidelines of the fourth meeting of the Afghan Contact Group within the framework of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization in the capital of Tajikistan, Dushanbe.

The Afghan Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated that the two sides discussed the establishment of lasting peace and stability in Afghanistan, in addition to the political and security situation, noting that Atmar talked in detail about the political and security environment in Afghanistan, the results of Afghan President Ashraf Ghani's visit to Washington, and the continued US support for Afghanistan.

On the escalation of Taliban attacks in collusion with foreign fighters and terrorist networks against civilians and the Afghan armed forces, the Afghan foreign minister said that overcoming the common threat is of vital importance to the region's security, praising India's constructive role in strengthening regional consensus on the Afghan peace process and preserving the achievements made in the two decades. the last two.

For his part, Jaishankar expressed concern over the escalation of violence and stressed the need to end the bloodshed in Afghanistan, stressing New Delhi's continued cooperation in strengthening regional and global consensus to achieve a political settlement in Kabul.