- Thomas West is the newly appointed United States (US) special representative for Afghanistan
- Thomas West, Ajit Doval, and Harsh Vardhan Shringla exchanged views on the recent developments and the issues of common interest in Afghanistan
Today, the newly appointed United States (US) special representative for Afghanistan, Thomas West reached New Delhi, India, to discuss the Afghanistan crisis. He met the National Security Adviser (NSA) Ajit Doval and Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla.
In the meeting, the delegates discussed the present scenario and developments in the war-torn country, Afghanistan. Presently, Afghanistan is being governed by a Taliban-led regime. The officials also exchanged views on recent developments and the issues of common interest in Afghanistan.
Addressing the media, Arindam Bagchi, the official spokesperson for the foreign ministry informed that the officials discussed the recently conducted regional security dialogue of national security advisers on Afghanistan. “The delegates had a detailed discussion on the movement of people in and out of the country, coordinating global efforts on humanitarian assistance,” Bagchi added. In addition, the officials emphasized the security issues, other bilateral and international issues of mutual interest.
Back on November 10, India had conducted a regional security dialogue on Afghanistan. The countries which participated in the meeting had promised to ensure that global terrorism does not find a safe haven in Afghanistan. The countries, Russia, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan had called for the formation of an open and truly inclusive government in Kabul.