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India arranged bread for Afghanistan, will send 20,000 metric tons of wheat via Chabahar, not Pakistan



New Delhi. India has announced the shipment of 20,000 metric tons of wheat to troubled Afghanistan through the port of Chabahar. This was announced during the first meeting of the India-Central Asia Joint Task Force on Afghanistan on Tuesday in Delhi. Besides host India, special diplomats and senior officials from 5 Central Asian countries namely Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan attended the meeting.

In a statement released after the meeting, it was said that India announced that it will supply 20,000 tons of wheat to Afghanistan in cooperation with UNWFP through Chabahar port. In fact, India advocates providing uninterrupted humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan to overcome the humanitarian crisis. Earlier in August 2021, months after the Taliban took power in Kabul, India announced that it would provide 50,000 metric tons of wheat to help the Afghan people suffering from a food crisis.

All the countries involved in the meeting said in a joint statement on Tuesday that Afghan soil should not be used for any kind of terrorist activities. Apart from that, he insisted on forming a “truly inclusive” political structure in Kabul that respects the rights of all Afghans, including women.

The joint statement said the meeting stressed the importance of building a “truly inclusive and representative political structure” that respects the rights of all Afghans and women, girls and members of minority groups, including access to education.

In December last year, India was among several major countries to criticize the Taliban’s decision to ban women from going to university in Afghanistan. The statement also said that during the consultations, the officials discussed regional threats from terrorism, extremism, extremism and drug trafficking and opportunities for coordinated efforts to counter these threats.

“It was emphasized that the soil of Afghanistan should not be used for providing shelter, training, planning or financing terrorist activity,” the statement said. He said he reaffirms that no terrorist organization, including terrorist organizations designated by United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Resolution 1267, should be harbored or allowed to use Afghan soil.

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