The meeting of the SCO Contact Group on Afghanistan is to be held on Wednesday. The increasing control of the Taliban has raised concerns globally.
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar met his Afghan counterpart. Twitter
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Tuesday met his Afghan counterpart Mohammad Hanif Atmar in Dushanbe, the capital of Tajikistan. During this, the recent developments in Afghanistan were discussed. Jaishankar arrived in Dushanbe on Tuesday on a two-day visit to attend meetings of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) and the SCO Liaison Group on Afghanistan.
External Affairs Minister Jaishankar tweeted, ‘My visit to Dushanbe began with a meeting with the Foreign Minister of Afghanistan, Mohammad Hanif Atmar. Appreciated his information regarding recent developments. Looking forward to tomorrow’s meeting of the SCO Contact Group on Afghanistan. The meeting assumes significance as it is taking place at a time when Taliban fighters are increasingly taking control of much of Afghanistan. This has raised concerns globally.
Began my Dushanbe visit by meeting with Afghan FM MHaneefAtmar. Appreciate his update on recent developments. Looking forward to the meeting of the SCO Contact Group on Afghanistan tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/O34PDkOFoh
— Dr. S. Jaishankar (@DrSJaishankar) July 13, 2021
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