Chief Executive of Afghanistan, Dr Abdullah Abdullah today said that Afghanistan has never differentiated between good and bad terrorists. Delivering a lecture on Regional Peace-Building in New Delhi, Dr Abdullah said, terror groups are threatening security of Afghanistan and it is a big challenge for the whole region.
He said, Afghanistan wants friendly relations with all nations in the region. He said, the relationship between Afghanistan and India has further strengthened in the last 16 yrs and it has made a difference to lives of millions of Afghans. He said, stability and prosperity in Afghanistan is in the interest of the region.In an apparent reference to Pakistan, Dr. Abdullah said, terrorism should not be used as an instrument of foreign policy.
Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar said, visit of Dr. Abdullah comes in the context of New Afghan Policy and New Development Partnership. He said, India will help in low-cost housing for returning Afghan refugee.The Foreign Secretary said, India’s commitment to Afghanistan remains steadfast. Dr. Abdullah is on a two day working visit of India. Yesterday, he met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Ram Nath Kovind. He also had talks with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj.