G-20 virtual summit 2021: PM Modi said – Afghanistan should not become a source of radicalism and terrorism

PM Narendra Modi participated in the G-20 summit on Tuesday. Afghanistan was discussed in the summit. The meeting was chaired by Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi. Terrorism concerns and human rights in Afghanistan were discussed in the meeting. In the meeting, Indian Prime Minister Modi welcomed the initiative of the Italian G20 Presidency to convene a meeting to take stock of the current situation in Afghanistan. He emphasized the age-old ties between India and Afghanistan.

The Prime Minister said that over the past two decades, India has contributed to promoting the socio-economic development and capacity building of youth and women in Afghanistan. He informed that more than 500 development projects have been implemented by India in Afghanistan.

The Prime Minister said that the Afghan people have a feeling of friendship towards India. He said that every Indian feels the pain of the Afghan people facing hunger and malnutrition. The PM also called for immediate and uninterrupted humanitarian assistance to Afghan citizens and an inclusive administration during his address at the meeting. He said that today the international society stands with the people of Afghanistan in the hour of crisis, it is most needed.

Apart from this, the PM stressed on preventing the Afghan region from becoming a source of radicalization and terrorism. He also stressed the need to step up the joint fight against radicalization, terrorism and nexus of drug and arms smuggling in the region.

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