India committed to peace, stability in Afghan: VK Singh
Reaffirming its commitment to peace and stability in Afghanistan, India on Tuesday said the war-ravaged country can emerge as a hub of trade and energy arteries and that it was the responsibility of all nations in the region to help it embark on the path of development.
MoS for External Affairs VK Singh, addressing Senior Officials Meeting of the Heart of Asia Istanbul Process, said a collective approach was required to help Afghanistan deal with challenge of violence and instability.
“For our stable and prosperous region, a strong, peaceful, prosperous and democratic Afghanistan is an imperative. Such an Afghanistan will be a bridge of connectivity between East and West, and Central and South Asia,” he said.
The Heart of Asia – Istanbul Process was established in 2011 to provide a platform to discuss regional issues, particularly encouraging security, political, and economic cooperation among Afghanistan and its neighbors.