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Developments in Afghanistan have important implications for neighbours, region: Ajit Doval at Delhi Dialogue of NSAs

Developments in Afghanistan have important implications for neighbours,  region: Ajit Doval at Delhi Dialogue of NSAs

New Delhi, Nov 10 (UNI) Security chiefs of Russia, Iran and five Central Asian countries on Wednesday began their deliberations here as part of the 'Delhi Regional Security Dialogue on Afghanistan' with National Security Advisor Ajit Doval saying that the developments in Afghanistan have important implications not only for the people of that country but also for its neighbours and the region.
In his opening remarks, Doval said that this is a time for close consultation among the countries, and for greater cooperation, and coordination.
He said that this is the third meeting of the process that was initiated by Iran in 2018, and the second meeting was held in Tehran too in 2019. “And we are grateful to Iran for that.”

“It’s a privilege for India to host the dialogue today with participation of all the Central Asian countries and Russia, who was initiator of the idea,” the NSA said.
“We are meeting today to discuss matters related to Afghanistan. We all have been keenly watching developments in that country.
“These have important implications not only for the people of Afghanistan but also for its neighbours and the region.
“This is a time for close consultations amongst us, greater cooperation, and interaction and coordination among the regional countries.”
“I am confident that our deliberations will be productive, useful and will contribute to help the people of Afghanistan and enhance our collective security.”
The names of the National Security Advisers/Secretaries of Security Councils who are participating in the meeting today are as follows:
Rear Admiral Ali Shamkhani¸ Secretary, Supreme National Security Council of Iran;
Karim Massimov, Chairman of National Security Committee of Kazakhstan;
Marat Mukanovich Imankulov, Secretary of the Security Council of Kyrgyz Republic;
Nikolai P. Patrushev, Secretary of the Security Council of the Russian Federation;
Nasrullo Rahmatjon Mahmudzoda, Secretary, Security Council of Tajikistan;
Charymyrat Kakalyyevvich Amavov, Deputy Chairman of Cabinet of Ministers of Turkmenistan on Security & Secretary, State Security Council;
and
Victor Makhmudov, Secretary of the Security Council under the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan.
UNI/RN

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