External Affairs Minister Dr. S. Jaishankar has called for earnest that peace negotiations in order to resolve the Afghan crisis. Presenting the Indian view at the SCO Contact Group Meeting on Afghanistan at Dushanbe yesterday, he said that an acceptable compromise that reflects Doha process, Moscow format and Istanbul process is essential. 

Dr. Jaishankar said that the world, region and the Afghan people all want the same end state that of an independent, neutral, unified, peaceful, democratic and prosperous nation. He added that all want ceasing of violence and terrorist attacks against civilians and state representatives.

Dr. Jaishankar said, the world, region and the Afghan people want to settle conflict through political dialogue and respect interests of all ethnic groups. He added that all want to ensure that neighbours are not threatened by terrorism, separatism and extremism. He said that the challenge is to act seriously and sincerely on these beliefs.

Mentioning that there are forces at work with a very different agenda, the Minister added that the world is against seizure of power by violence and force.

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