Dushanbe hosted a two-day meeting of regional countries’ National Security Advisers (NSA) to discuss the security situation in Afghanistan and the region.
The meeting started Thursday and is planned to continue Friday.
The meeting was attended by the National Security Advisers of Russia, China, India, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan and Iran.
The Islamic Emirate reiterated its promise that Afghan soil is not a threat to any foreign country.
“The security is in general provided for in Afghanistan. May the regional countries, based on their understanding of the importance of security and stability in Afghanistan, cooperate with the Afghan government,” said Inamullah Samangani, deputy spokesman for the Islamic Emirate.
“Three main issues will be discussed in the Tajikistan summit: First, concerns about the rise of terrorism in Afghanistan based on some reports which say it is on the rise; Second, the issue of drugs, and third the flow of Afghan migration,” said Sayed Noorullah Raghi, a former diplomat.
“The meeting will probably call for the formation of an inclusive government which will lead to the stability of Afghanistan and a national and regional consensus,” said Samar Sadat, a security analyst.
Earlier, Uzbekistan announced that it will host a meeting on Afghanistan at the end of July.
The meetings among the regional countries come as Russia has repeatedly voiced its concerns over the presence of Daesh in Afghanistan and called it a threat to its Central Asian borders.
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