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Centre should talk to Taliban to safeguard heavy investment in Afghanistan says Farooq

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By: Shayib Bhat VOV


Farooq Abdullah on Saturday has said that the government of India should start a dialogue with the new Taliban government in order to safeguard the billions of dollars invested in Afghanistan for the development of infrastructure.

He said that there is no harm to talk to new people in Afghanistan and it will initiate a new process of development in the war torn country and will also result in safeguarding the previous investment.

According to the news agencies quoting Farooq Abdullah on Saturday regarding the talks with the Afghan government they have said in their news reports as follows.

Urging India to initiate dialogue with the Taliban, National Conference president Farooq Abdullah on Saturday said that India has invested billions in Afghanistan and there is no harm in engaging with the new-regime in the war-torn country in order to safeguard its investment.

“Taliban is in power in Afghanistan now. India spent billions on different projects during the last regime in Afghanistan. We should talk to the current Afghan regime. When we’ve invested so much in the country so what’s the harm in keeping relations with them?’ Abdullah said.

On Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s US visit, the National Conference leader said, “I am sure that PM Modi must be taking to all leaders, including the US president Joe Biden. There is no doubt that terrorism is eating the whole world. But who started terrorism? Who attached Iraq?… Who bombed Libya despite the UN’s warning? Which is the terrorist nation that destabilised the other nations.”

Acknowledging that terrorism is a global menance, Abdullah said that to make sure all the countries are safe, “all the powerful nations have to collectively make sure that no nation is weak.”

The National Conference leader also urged the Centre to initiate dialogue with farmers and form new laws for the agriculture sector with inputs from farmers.

With Agencies inputs

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