India should lobby for Afghan govt on Taliban peace talks, says envoy


India should lobby for the cause of Afghanistan with the international community even as the US-led peace talks with Taliban are progressing well, Tahir Qadiry, the head of the Afghan mission in New Delhi has said.

“India’s position has been quite clear that they support the Afghan position. But, we want more from India…India should engage, as the biggest contributor in Afghanistan (in South Asia), with countries that are involved in the peace talks with the Taliban,” Qadiry, who is the Chargé d’Affaires at the Embassy of Afghanistan, told ThePrint in an interview.

“All these countries (US, China and Russia) have a stake in Afghanistan because they are investing and helping Afghanistan to rebuild. We need a bit more proactive role to be played by India,” Read More

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