Recently, the Delhi Regional Security Dialogue on Afghanistan was held. The meeting was composed of National Security Advisors’ (NSA) of regional countries and chaired by the Indian NSA. The Third Regional Security Dialogue on Afghanistan held here for “urgent humanitarian assistance” to the Afghan people. The earlier two meetings were held in Iran, in 2018 and 2019.
Pakistan, Iran, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Russia, and China
- A joint statement titled the ‘Delhi Declaration’ issued after the meeting called for “collective cooperation” against terrorism and drug trafficking in the region.
- Express was concerned over the deteriorating socio-economic and humanitarian situation in Afghanistan the need to provide urgent humanitarian assistance to the people of Afghanistan was underlined.
- The dialogue emphasised that the assistance should be provided in an “unimpeded, direct and assured manner” and that the help should be distributed across the country in a “non-discriminatory manner across all sections of the Afghan society”.
- Recalling the relevant UN Resolutions on Afghanistan, they noted that the United Nations’ (UN) continued presence in the country must be preserved.