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Int’l efforts accelerated to solve Afghan crisis

220px Zalmay Khalilzad in October 2011 cropped

While Zalmay Khalilzad the US special envoy for Afghanistan is deliberating with relevant regional authorities on Afghan issue and for the second time has started his regional visit, Indian and Russian senior authorities is due visit on Afghan issue very soon.
BNA reporter reporting the issue writes diplomatic sources in Delhi and Moscow have said that the nation security advisors of India and Russia aiming to assess joint designs on Afghanistan and strengthening counter terrorism cooperation visit in New Delhi.
Economic Times daily has written that Indian authorities have declared that the national advisors of the two countries in their visits will also assess the ways of extending defense cooperation between Moscow and New Delhi before the upcoming visit of Russian defense minister to India.
Indian authorities have said that Indian and Russian cooperation of various fields especially on Afghan issue is increasing and the two countries have agreed, cooperating each other they would eliminate terrorist networks and their financial resources and fight against their extremist ideas, propagations and attracting forces for terrorist groups.
The prime minister of India and Russian president in their last meeting in Moscow several months ago decided to carry out joint projects in Afghanistan. Within these agreements India for the first time attended in peace session on Afghanistan hosted by Russia, in which Taliban also unofficially attended.
The program for the visit of Indian and Russian national security advisors would be their second visit after September, earlier to this they had met on sideline of the meeting of Afghan, Iranian, Russian national security advisors held in Tehran.
In the continuation of efforts of countries of the region the special envoy of Uzbekistan president for Afghanistan and the UK prime minister special envoy met in London and talked on the issue.
In the meetings the two sides talked and exchanged views on the development of Afghanistan and efforts for commencement of peace process negotiations in the country.
The UK insisted on Uzbekistan’s efforts for helping peace process with attendance of Taliban and domestic political forces of Afghanistan.
The sides also demanded for persecuting, the joint social and economic designs in Afghanistan among them in infrastructural, cultural and educational fields.
In the same time, a number of Afghan politicians say that the recent efforts launched by different countries of the region indicate that Afghan problem is not only a domestic problem of that countries, it is an international problem that would led to regional and beyond regional crisis. Now the world have learnt that continue of their rivalry in Afghanistan would have no any consequences just destruction of the capacities and losing the opportunities in Afghanistan and in the region. In the other hand the continuation of the conflict already badly affected the region and the world economy. US, the west, Iran, Pakistan, Russia and China have spent huge sum of money but so far they have not accessed their interests and objectives. For this reason, the world wants to change Afghanistan from the rivalry field in to cooperation field.

Abdul Khalil Menawi

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