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Jaishankar to discuss Afghan crisis in UN, Foreign Minister arrives in New York

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External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar said he expected to discuss the situation in Afghanistan at the UN events. Jaishankar arrived here on Monday when the Security Council held an emergency meeting on the situation in Afghanistan. This is the second time in 10 days that the UN Security Council met under India’s chairmanship to discuss the rapidly deteriorating situation in the war-torn country.

Jaishankar tweeted, “Important discussion today at the UN Security Council on developments in Afghanistan. raised the concerns of the international community. These are expected to be discussed during my engagements at the United Nations.

He also discussed the “recent developments” in Afghanistan with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and said, “We stressed the urgent need to restore airport operations in Kabul.” We greatly appreciate the US efforts in this regard.” US State Department spokesman Ned Price said the two top diplomats discussed the situation in Afghanistan.

In a series of tweets, Jaishankar said that he is constantly monitoring the situation in Kabul. He said, “I understand the uneasiness of the people returning to India. The main challenge is the operation of the airport. Discussions have been held with the partners in this regard. He also said that India is in constant touch with the leaders of the Sikh and Hindu communities in Kabul.

India’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations TS Tirumurti tweeted that Jaishankar along with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will attend an event at its peacekeeping memorial at the UN Headquarters.

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