India on Wednesday reiterated the need to find an inclusive political solution to the Afghanistan crisis through dialogue, saying its soil should not be used to harm any other country.
Addressing the session of the Confederation of Industry through digital medium, Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla said that India is in touch with all concerned parties on the issue of Afghanistan.
He said that it has to be seen that how can one move ahead better while protecting one’s interests from a difficult situation.
The Foreign Secretary said India is “active” and “maintaining liaison” with the international community on the situation in Afghanistan to ensure that its larger interests are protected.
“We are in touch with all concerned countries on this issue and we will see how we can move forward in this difficult situation while better protecting our interests,” he said.
Shringla said, “I understand that in many ways we are very active and I want to say that we are maintaining contact on the international front to ensure that our larger interest is protected.”
The Foreign Secretary referred to the UN Security Council Resolution 2593 in the context of Afghanistan and described it as beneficial.
He said that there is a need to provide humanitarian access to Afghanistan and that the human rights of women, children and minorities should not be violated there.
He said that in relation to Afghanistan, an inclusive political solution should be found through dialogue, its soil should not be used to harm anyone, and access should be made easy on humanitarian grounds.
Shringla said that this is the basic criterion and the international community has to see that the current regime in Afghanistan is accountable to this. He said we will have to see and wait.