Indian foreign minister S Jaishankar had underscored the importance of a comprehensive and permanent ceasefire for a successful Afghan peace process during a meeting in New Delhi with his visiting Afghan counterpart Haneef Atmar, the Indian foreign ministry said on Wednesday.
Atmar has been in India on a three-day India visit from 22 March mainly to discuss the Afghan peace process with Indian leaders and explore ways to further strengthen bilateral cooperation in a range of areas including trade and investment and defence.
“The external affairs minister (EAM) highlighted that enduring peace in Afghanistan is important for the peace, security and prosperity of the region and the world,” the foreign ministry said in a statement.
It also said Jaishankar underscored the importance of a comprehensive and permanent ceasefire for a successful Afghan peace process.
“Jaishankar “reassured the Afghan foreign minister of India’s long-term commitment towards a peaceful, sovereign, stable and inclusive Afghanistan, where the rights of all sections of the society are protected within a democratic constitutional framework,” the statement added.