Terrorism emanating from Afghanistan poses a concern for the world, said the Indian External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, who also emphasized the humanitarian situation in the poverty-stricken country does not get the attention it deserves.
During a joint news conference with Sergey Lavrov of Russia, his Russian counterpart, Jaishankar stressed that the international community should not forget the situation in Afghanistan. He stated that concerns regarding the threat of terrorism coming from Afghanistan were justified.
“It’s legitimate that the international community, especially the neighbors, work together today to ensure that there is no terrorism threat that comes out of Afghanistan,” the top Indian official said.
Jaishankar and his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov spoke on a variety of regional issues in Moscow, the Russian capital, including the humanitarian crisis, terrorism in Afghanistan, and efforts to revive the Iran nuclear deal.
The Indian Foreign Minister highlighted that his country was increasing its assistance to Kabul by supplying food, medicine, and vaccines as well as by looking for methods to support the Afghan people during a very tough time in their history.
Jaishankar reportedly visited Moscow on Monday as part of his two-day trip to Russia and as a part of the ongoing high-level talks between the two countries.