Today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the G20 Summit on Afghanistan called for urgent and unhindered humanitarian assistance to Afghan citizens. He was participating virtually in the summit.
At the event, the participants discussed the Afghan crisis and the fight against terrorism and human rights in Afghanistan. During the meeting, PM Modi spoke about an inclusive administration in Afghanistan to preserve the socio-economic gains of the last 20 years and to restrict the spread of radical ideology. The administration proposed by PM Modi emphasizes the inclusion of both women and minorities.
“Afghanistan should not become a source of radicalization and terrorism, regionally or globally,” he added. PM Modi outlined the need to improve the joint fight against the nexus of radicalization, terrorism, and the smuggling of drugs and arms in the region. The prime minister, welcoming the initiative of the Italian G20 Presidency in convening the meeting to take stock of the current situation in the Taliban-captured country, said that over the last two decades India has contributed to promoting socio-economic development and capacity building of youth and women in Afghanistan.
Furthermore, PM Modi ordered renewed support of the G20 for the message contained in UN Security Council Resolution 2593 on Afghanistan. He urged the international community to forge a unified international response to bring about the desired change in Afghanistan’s situation.