west: India sets its priorities for Biden’s new Afghan envoy

India and the United States held talks on Tuesday on humanitarian and economic crises and threats from Pakistani-backed terrorist groups when the newly appointed US Special Representative for Afghanistan Thomas West met with NSA AK Doval and Secretary of State Harsh V Shringla here on Tuesday.

Discussions focused on current developments in Afghanistan, sources said, adding to the recent regional security dialogue between NSAs on Afghanistan, the movement of people in and out of Afghanistan, the coordination of global humanitarian aid efforts to Afghanistan, regional security issues and others. bilateral and international issues of common interest also appear in the negotiations.

India has expressed its concern that Afghanistan is being used to promote cross-border terrorism and the role of an external power in this process, sources suggested.

West was briefed on India’s constructive role in Afghanistan over the past two decades, something that even the Taliban recognizes as opposed to Pakistan’s negative role in Afghanistan. India lamented the absence of an inclusive and representative government in Kabul.

West and Indian officials were on the same page on what is hitting Afghanistan, ET has learned. It is understood that the United States is closely observing Pakistan’s role in Afghanistan.

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