India introduced on Tuesday that it will ship a contemporary tranche of 20,000 metric tonnes of wheat to Afghanistan by means of the Chabahar Port in Iran. Curiously, India had earlier equipped about 50,000 metric tonnes of wheat to Afghanistan by means of the land route by way of Pakistan.
India made the announcement on the first assembly of the India-Central Asia joint working group on Afghanistan in New Delhi. In a joint assertion with 5 central Asian international locations, India stated it will work in partnership with the UN World Meals Programme (WFP) to provide 20,000 tonnes of wheat as help to Afghanistan, PTI reported.
In 2022, months after the Taliban captured energy in Kabul in August 2021, India had dispatched 50,000 metric tonnes of wheat for Afghan folks as they had been reeling beneath a extreme meals disaster. The consignments, which had been despatched utilizing the land route by means of Pakistan, obtained the go forward from Islamabad after months of discussions.
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Whereas India has not but recognised the Taliban regime in Afghanistan, it has been pitching for offering humanitarian support to the landlocked nation. In June final yr, India re-established its diplomatic presence in Kabul by deploying a “technical group” in its embassy within the Afghan capital.
The assembly was attended by particular envoys or senior officers from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. Nation representatives of the UN Workplace on Medicine and Crimes (UNODC) and UN World Meals Programme (UNWFP) additionally participated within the assembly.
The joint assertion additional emphasised that Afghan soil should not be used for any terrorist actions. The taking part international locations additionally resolved methods to discover collectively counter threats of terrorism, extremism, radicalisation and drug trafficking within the area.
“The territory of Afghanistan shouldn’t be used for sheltering, coaching, planning or financing any terrorist acts and reaffirmed that no terrorist organisations, together with these designated by the UNSC decision 1267 needs to be supplied sanctuary or allowed to make use of the territory of Afghanistan,” the assertion stated.
The nations additionally emphasised the significance of formation of a “really inclusive and consultant political construction” that respects the rights of all Afghans and ensures equal rights of girls, ladies and members of minority teams, together with entry to training.