The joint statement of the India-Central Asian Dialogue condemned all forms of terrorism and supported a peaceful and stable Afghanistan while emphasizing the respect for sovereignty, unity, and territorial integrity, and non-interference in its affairs.

 India and five central Asian countries- Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Kazakhstan- held a conference in the Indian capital New Delhi on Sunday, December 19.

The countries unanimously condemned terrorism and reiterated that providing safe haven for terrorists, terror financing, and using terror proxies for cross-border terrorism is against the principles of humanity and international relations.

Foreign ministers of the participant countries discussed Afghanistan’s situation and its impacts on the region.

The dialogue in Indian comes parallel with OIC’s extraordinary session in Islamabad that is aimed at discussing the humanitarian situation of Afghanistan.

The joint statement reads that foreign ministers decided to continue humanitarian assistance to the people of Afghanistan and to continue consultation on the country.

Following the collapse of the previous Afghan government and the drawdown of the US, the country is potentially the worst humanitarian crisis on earth that needs urgent international aids.