Russian President Vladimir Putin and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi talked over Afghanistan’s political situation, including the formation of a "truly inclusive government," combatting terrorism and drug trafficking.
Based on a joint statement, the issue of humanitarian assistance to the Afghan people was another main part of the agenda. The two leaders agreed to provide humanitarian support to Afghanistan.
Russia's president, who went to India for the annual India-Russia summit on Monday, expressed concerns over the deteriorating situation in Afghanistan.
“We're concerned about everything that has to do with terrorism. The fight against terrorism is also a fight against drug trafficking and organized crimes. We are concerned about developments of the situation in Afghanistan,” said Russia's President Putin.
The need for Afghanistan’s soil to not be used as a safe haven for any terrorist groups was also discussed.
“The sides discussed the evolving situation in Afghanistan, especially the security situation and its implications in the region, the current political situation, issues related to terrorism, radicalization and drug trafficking,” the statement said.
The Islamic Emirate reaffirmed that no country will be harmed from Afghanistan’s soil and no terrorist group will be permitted to use the country as a haven.
“Our government is inclusive, there are people related to every ethnicity and language of Afghanistan including Pashtun, Tajik, Hazara, Uzbek and Turkman,” said Ahmadullah Wasiq, deputy spokesman of the Islamic Emirate.
Meanwhile, Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu at a joint press conference in Doha with Qatar's foreign minister said that Turkey called on the international community to engage in dialogue with the Taliban and the world should work on sending humanitarian assistance to the Afghan people.
At the seventh annual Qatar-Turkey Strategic Dialogue, Qatar’s foreign minister said Doha will continue to work toward enhancing humanitarian and economic efforts in the war-torn country.