After the decision to withdraw American troops in Afghanistan, now the situation there is getting worse day by day. Taliban forces are constantly occupying new parts there and Afghan forces are fleeing to other countries to save their lives. On this deteriorating situation in Afghanistan, Foreign Minister S. Jaishankar expressed great concern in Moscow.
Jaishankar said the situation in Afghanistan has attracted a lot of attention as it is directly related to regional security. We do so as we believe that the urgent need of the day is really a reduction in violence.
The External Affairs Minister further said that if we want to see peace in and around Afghanistan, it is important that India and Russia have to work together to ensure that economic and social progress continues.
Jaishankar said – there was a lot of concern about China-India relations
Earlier, External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar on Thursday said that over the past one year, there has been a lot of concern about India-China relations as Beijing is not following the agreements on the border issue, due to which the foundation of bilateral ties has been “disturbed”.
Responding to a question about India-China relations at the Primakov Institute of World Economy and International Relations in Moscow, Jaishankar said, “I would like to say that for the last forty years our relations with China were very stable. ..China emerges as the second largest trading partner.” Jaishankar, who is on a three-day visit, added, “But for the past one year, there has been a lot of concern about this relationship because of the agreements that were made on our border. The China did not follow them.
“After 45 years, there was actually a clash on the border and soldiers were killed in it and for any country, the tension of the border, peace there is the foundation of relations with the neighbour. That’s why the foundation has gone awry and so is the relationship.
From the beginning of May last year, there was a military standoff between India and China at many places in eastern Ladakh. In February, after several rounds of military and diplomatic talks, both sides withdrew their troops and weapons from the north and south shores of Pangang Lake. Talks are still going on between the two sides to take forward the process of withdrawing troops from the disputed sites.
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