External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar at the UN Security Council said India wants a permanent ceasefire for an immediate reduction in violence in Afghanistan.
External Affairs Minister of India S Jaishankar. (File Photo-PTI)
In an indirect attack on Pakistan, India on Tuesday said that for the establishment of lasting peace in Afghanistan, the safe havens of terrorists should be immediately eliminated and their supplies should be stopped immediately. He appealed to adopt a policy of zero tolerance against all forms of terrorism including cross-border terrorism.
During discussions in the UN Security Council, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said that India wants a permanent and comprehensive ceasefire in Afghanistan to immediately reduce violence and ensure the safety of civilians. Talking about the ‘zero tolerance’ policy against terrorism, he was referring to Pakistan.
accountable for helping terrorists
He said it is extremely important to ensure that the soil of Afghanistan is not used by any terrorist organization to threaten or attack any other country. Those who provide aid, financial support and other material to terrorist organizations should be held accountable for this. He said intra-Afghan talks have proved unsuccessful in reducing the ongoing violence in Afghanistan.
Build pressure for a permanent ceasefire
The Foreign Minister said that it is therefore necessary that the international community and this Council press for a permanent and comprehensive ceasefire so that an immediate reduction in violence is possible and the lives of ordinary citizens are ensured. He said that India supports efforts to accelerate the ongoing talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban.
Supporting the leading role of the United Nations
In this regard, he said that in order to restore peace, it is very important that the parties involved in the talks should participate in it in a good spirit. He said that India welcomes the steps taken for a political solution between the two sides and a permanent ceasefire in Afghanistan. Jaishankar supported the leading role of the United Nations and termed it as an ally in finding a lasting solution.
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