Abdullah Abdullah, the head of High Council of National Reconciliation, is currently visiting India where he is expected to meet top Indian officials including Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the Afghan peace process.
Members of the High Council of National Reconciliation said that during the trip Abdullah will try to seek Indian cooperation for the Afghan peace process.
“India is a strategic partner of Afghanistan and has continuously supported the government and people of Afghanistan. Our historical relations with India are very important to us, as is the role of India in establishing a lasting peace in Afghanistan,” Abdullah said before his departure to New Delhi on Tuesday.
“Peace and prosperity in Afghanistan are in the interest of the entire region. I think India wants to be included in these issues and the Afghan government also needs to get help from India,” said Farida Momand, a member of High Council of National Reconciliation.
“Regional nations should see their interests in the stability in Afghanistan not in unstable Afghanistan, therefore, if there is peace and stability in Afghanistan, all nations, including India, Pakistan and other countries involved in the Afghan affairs, will be benefited,” said Zia Gul Rezayee, a member of the High Council of National Reconciliation.
“India’s encouragement and support to the peace process are essential, I firmly believe that India has an important role in Afghanistan,” said Amir Mohammad Akhundzada, a member of the High Council of National Reconciliation.
India is one of the largest donors to Afghanistan. Since 2002, India has provided nearly $2.5 billion in the reconstruction process in Afghanistan.