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The US special representative for Afghanistan Thomas West landed in New Delhi after visiting Afghanistan in an attempt to review overall situation in the war-torn country including the humanitarian crisis.
On Wednesday the American diplomat held talks with JP Singh, the external affairs ministry’s point person for Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran.
“Many thanks to @MEAIndia Joint Secretary J.P. Singh for hosting me and my team for detailed discussions on Afghanistan policy yesterday in New Delhi,” West tweeted.
“India is providing critical humanitarian aid, has interests to protect, brings enormous capability and experience to supporting Afghan people. We’ll continue to partner with India and others in the region to advance shared goals,” he added.
Mr West also met Afghanistan’s former chairman of the High Council for National Reconciliation (HCNR) Abdullah Abdullah.
“A real pleasure to see Afghan leader @DrabdullahCE today after many months. Welcome Taliban’s good decision to let him see family and return,” West said.
“Discussed issues critical to Afghanistan’s future and relations with int’l community: need for political process, human rights abuses, women’s essential role in society, humanitarian situation, and terrorism threats,” he said.