Russia calls for inclusive solution to Afghan crisis

Why is it in news?
  • Russian Foreign Minister, who is on a visit to India, called for a solution to the Afghan civil war.
  • The Russian Minister held bilateral discussions with his Indian counterpart Dr. S. Jaishankar.
More from Russian side:
  • Solution to Afghan civil war should balance the ethnic and religious groups of Afghanistan and no group should be left out of the final settlement.
  • The Taliban movement is a part of Afghan society.
  • Decision on the settlement in Afghanistan should foresee the participation of all political, ethnic and religious groups in the country.
  • Otherwise, the solution will not be stable.
  • This decision has to be based on balance of ethnic, political and religious interests, including in the legislative bodies.
From Indian side:
  • There is a need to harmonise the interests of various stakeholders that are active in and around Afghanistan.
  • For India, what happens in Afghanistan impacts our security directly.
Source: The Hindu.

Posted by Jawwad Kazi on 7th Apr 2021