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PM Modi  tells G20 nations to forge unified response to bring desired changes in Afghanistan

PM Modi said that Afghanistan's territory should not be allowed to become a source of radicalisation and terrorism, regionally or globally

In a scalding attack on nations supporting the terror regime in Afghanistan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday called on the international community to forge a unified response to bring about desired changes to the situation in Afghanistan.  PM Modi said that Afghanistan’s territory should not be allowed to become a source of radicalisation and terrorism, regionally or globally.

In a virtual address at the G20 Extraordinary Summit on Afghanistan, Modi also pressed for “urgent and unhindered” humanitarian assistance to Afghan citizens and underlined the need for having an inclusive administration that includes women and minorities, according to the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA).

PM Modi said that every Indian feels the pain of Afghan people facing hunger and malnutrition and that a “unified international” response based on the UN Security Council Resolution 2593 is necessary to improve the situation in Afghanistan.

“Participated in the G20 Summit on Afghanistan. Stressed on preventing Afghan territory from becoming the source of radicalisation and terrorism. Also called for urgent and unhindered humanitarian assistance to Afghan citizens and an inclusive administration,” PM Modi tweeted.

“A unified international response based on UNSC Resolution 2593 is necessary to improve the situation in Afghanistan,” he said.

The UNSC resolution, adopted on August 30 under India’s presidency of the global body, talked about the need for upholding human rights in Afghanistan, demanded that Afghan territory should not be used for terrorism and that a negotiated political settlement should be found out to the crisis.

“The prime minister called on the international community to forge a unified international response without which it would be difficult to bring about the desired change in Afghanistan’s situation,” the MEA said in a statement.

Prime Minister Modi also pitched for an inclusive administration in Afghanistan which includes women and minorities in order to preserve the socio-economic gains of the last 20 years and to restrict the spread of radical ideology.

The summit was convened by Italy, the current chair of the G20 that comprises 20 of the world’s major economies.

The prime minister conveyed support for the important role of the UN in Afghanistan and called for a renewed backing of the G20 for the message contained in the UNSC resolution on Afghanistan.

PM Modi said that there was a need to ensure that Afghan territory does not become a “source of radicalisation and terrorism”, regionally or globally.

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