New Delhi: India on Wednesday hosted security czars of Russia, Iran and five central Asian countries – Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan – for a security dialogue on Afghanistan that was chaired by National Security Adviser Ajit Doval in New Delhi.
The recent developments in Afghanistan have important implications not only for the people of that country but also for its neighbours and the region, NSA Ajit Doval said at the eight-nation dialogue on the crisis in Afghanistan since Taliban’s takeover.
Chairing the meet, Doval in his opening remarks said it is time to have close consultations, greater cooperation and coordination among the regional countries on the Afghan situation.
The ‘Delhi Regional Security Dialogue on Afghanistan’ is being attended by security czars of Russia, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.
India is hosting the dialogue to firm up a common approach for practical cooperation in confronting increasing threats of terrorism, radicalisation and drug trafficking following the Taliban’s takeover of Kabul.