Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in his virtual address at the SCO summit on Friday, said that the new Taliban government in Afghanistan is not inclusive.
PM Narendra Modi in his virtual address at the SCO Summit, held in Dushanbe, Tajikistan. (Photo: PTI/DPR PMO)
At the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit on Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the new Taliban government in Afghanistan is not inclusive, adding that the change in regime in Afghanistan happened without negotiation.
Talking about the recent developments in Afghanistan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday spoke about the challenges related to peace and security in the region.
“Developments in Afghanistan could lead to an uncontrolled flow of drugs, illegal weapons and human trafficking,” PM Narendra Modi said.
PM Modi also said that the biggest challenges for Asian countries are related to the increasing radicalisation and the Afghanistan situation has made that visible.
“That’s why it is essential that the global community take a decision on the recognition of the new system, collectively and with proper deliberation. On this matter, India supports the central role of the United Nations,” PM Narendra Modi said at SCO-CSTO Outreach Summit on Afghanistan.
On impact of developments in Afghanistan on the neighbouring countries, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, “There is need for regional focus and cooperation on this issue.”
PM Modi in his virtual address at the SCO summit, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary, said, “20th anniversary of SCO is the right time to think about the future of SCO. The biggest challenges in this area are related to peace, security and trust deficit. The root cause of these problems is increasing radicalisation and the recent developments in Afghanistan have made this challenge clear.”
He further added, “Together we should ensure that humanitarian aid reaches Afghanistan in an unhindered manner.”
The SCO has emerged as one of the largest transregional international organisations. India and Pakistan became their permanent members in 2017.
The grouping was founded at a summit in Shanghai in 2001 by the presidents of Russia, China, the Kyrgyz Republic, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.
(With inputs from PTI)
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