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India played important role in Afghanistan’s economic, social development in last two decades: Khalilzad

By Times Of India

US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation, Zalmay Khalilzad on Wednesday laid emphasis on India’s role in Afghanistan’s economic and social development in the last two decades and said New Delhi will continue to have a vital role.

“India has played a very important role in Afghanistan’s economic and social development in the last two decades,” tweeted Khalilzad.

“It will continue to have a vital role as we work together, and alongside the rest of the international community, to help Afghans achieve peace, security and the economic well-being they yearn for and deserve,” added the US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation.

Earlier, Zalmay Khalilzad met S Jaishankar, External Affairs Minister of India in Doha and exchanged perspectives on Afghanistan.

“Met with Indian FM @DrSJaishankar in Doha yesterday. We discussed the priority both our countries attach to an independent, sovereign, and unified #Afghanistan at peace with itself and the world,” tweeted Khalilzad.

2/3 #India has played a very important role in Afghanistan’s economic and social development in the last two decades.

— U.S. Special Representative Zalmay Khalilzad (@US4AfghanPeace) 1623838784000
“Met with @US4AfghanPeace Zalmay Khalilzad in Doha. Continued our exchange of perspectives on Afghanistan and the region,” tweeted Jaishankar on Tuesday.

Met with @US4AfghanPeace Zalmay Khalilzad in Doha. Continued our exchange of perspectives on Afghanistan and the re… https://t.co/mHQrMOmDek

— Dr. S. Jaishankar (@DrSJaishankar) 1623772980000
India has played a constructive role over several past years inside Afghanistan. India has extended aid of over $2 billion to Afghanistan and has been involved in massive developmental efforts in the war-torn country.

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