Monday, 18 October 2021

3-day visit to India by Saudi foreign minister to discuss on Afghanistan issue

3-day visit to India by Saudi foreign minister to discuss on Afghanistan issue

On Saturday evening Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud Saudi Arabia's foreign minister arrived in Delhi for a three-day tour,

The Saudi minister will meet the minister of external affairs, S Jaishankar, and the Prime Minister to hold a bilateral meeting on many issues, including the increasing evolving position in Afghanistan.

On Friday. Prince Faisal Bin Farhan Al Saud, foreign affairs minister of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, arrived in New Delhi today evening,

The Saudi foreign minister's visit to India came days after he batted for Taliban rule in Afghanistan, 'hoping' that the present caretaker government will help the war-damaged nation achieve stability and overcome violence and extremism. Without discussion much on the Taliban's approach to governance,

Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud said that Saudi Arabia will support

"the choice the Afghan people make regarding about future of their country, away from external disturbance."

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However, there are primary security concerns regarding the emergence of a medieval Afghanistan state and the ties to a world jihadist network enabled by the Taliban government. These discussions will likely feature in the Saudi minister's talks with the Indian leaders during the three-day visit.

It was also reported that India's close allies in the Middle East, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE are perturbing by the active role being playing by Pakistan, Turkey, and Qatar in engaging with Kabul's Sunni Islamist government.

Qatar has taken the lead in diplomatically appealing to the Taliban government in Kabul. Still, the broader global community is in no rush to legitimize the former insurgents as the new rulers of Afghanistan.

In his address of the 21st meeting to the unconditional session of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) in Dushanbe earlier this week, Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke about increasing radicalization, which he said has become an immense provocation to peace, security, and trust deficit in the region. In his six-minute virtual address, Modi said recent developments in Afghanistan had made this challenge more clear.

At the beginning of this month, the prime minister talked to the UAE crown prince, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and discussed the Afghanistan situation. At the same time, Jaishankar hosted the diplomatic advisor to the UAE president on August 30 and mulled over the Kabul crisis.

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