India welcomed formation of a team for intra-Afghan negotiation on Wednesday, hoping that the “positive step” would help in freeing the war-ravaged country from the scourge of “externally sponsored” terrorism.
The Indian Ministry of External Affairs said in a statement,”India welcomes the announcement by the government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan about formation of a team for intra- Afghan negotiations.”
India also appealed to people across all political spectrum in Afghanistan to work together to meet the aspirations of citizens of Afghanistan, including the minority community for a prosperous and safe future.
“India has consistently supported an Afghan-led, Afghan-owned and Afghan-controlled process for enduring peace and reconciliation in Afghanistan,” the Indian MEA said.
India MEA further added, “In this context, we view the formation of the team as a positive step which would lead to a peaceful and stable future for Afghanistan free from the scourge of externally sponsored terrorism.”