Mohammed Haneef Atmar is on a three-day go to to New Delhi amid uncertainty over U.S. troop withdrawal
The Minister of Overseas Affairs of Afghanistan, Mohammed Haneef Atmar arrived in New Delhi on Monday for a three-day go to to debate, amongst different issues, the continuing peace course of within the war-torn nation.
“The aim of Mr. Atmar and his accompanying delegation’s go to to India is to debate bilateral relations, strengthen regional and worldwide consensus on the Afghan peace course of, and improve cooperation,” declared a press launch from the Afghan Overseas Ministry.
Upon his arrival, Mr. Atmar held bilateral talks with Exterior Affairs Minister Dr. S. Jaishankar.
“Welcomed Overseas Minister M. Haneef Atmar of Afghanistan. (Held) detailed dialog on the peace course of. Additionally exchanged views on our bilateral cooperation and improvement partnership,” stated Mr Jaishankar in a message after the dialogue at Hyderabad Home.
The go to is essential because it signifies the Afghan authorities’s want to maintain India knowledgeable concerning the exchanges with the Taliban which entered into an settlement with the Trump administration in 2020. The Biden administration has to resolve on the long run plan of action, particularly on whether or not all U.S. troops might be withdrawn by Could 1 as agreed by the Trump presidency. Final week, U.S. Secretary of Defence Lloyd James Austin III flew to Afghanistan after his go to to India, indicating that the U.S. might station troops past Could 1.
Aside from the coverage makers in Delhi, Mr Atmar can be scheduled to satisfy with former Indian ambassadors to Kabul and interact Afghan college students and businessmen primarily based right here. He may also work together with members of the Hindu and Sikh minority communities of Afghanistan and different Afghan refugees who’re primarily based in India.
Mr Atmar will meet Nationwide Safety Advisor Ajit Doval throughout his keep.