12bs569o_us-soldiers-afghanistan_625x300_29_February_20 Days After Trump Go to, India To Attend US-Taliban Peace Deal Occasion At this time

The US-Taliban peace deal will see the phased withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan.

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US-Taliban peace deal will see withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan
Landmark signing of peace deal to happen in Qatar capital Doha
It is the primary time India will formally attend occasion involving TalibanNew Delhi:

19 years after it deployed troops in Afghanistan in response to the 9/11 terror assaults, the US is about to signal a cope with the Taliban immediately. India will attend the landmark signing occasion of the long-sought peace deal between the US and the Taliban as an “observer”.

The settlement, which might be signed in Qatar’s capital Doha, will see the phased withdrawal of hundreds of US troops from Afghanistan and require the Taliban to provoke a proper dialogue with the Afghan authorities and different political and civil society teams on a everlasting nationwide ceasefire and power-sharing in postwar Afghanistan.

The US has misplaced 2,352 troopers in Afghanistan since late 2001.

That is the primary time that India will formally attend an occasion involving the Taliban. India’s envoy to Qatar P Kumaran will attend the ceremony after India was invited by the Qatar authorities.

India has been a key stakeholder within the peace and reconciliation course of in Afghanistan. Nevertheless, New Delhi is apprehensive of what the US-Taliban deal means to regional stability.

India has all the time believed that negotiating with the Taliban, a terrorist group, is in opposition to the nation’s coverage. However on Tuesday, US President Donald Trump mentioned he spoke to Prime Minister Narendra Modi concerning the peace deal and famous that everyone is “comfortable” about it. “I spoke to PM Modi on it. I believe India wish to see it occur. We’re fairly shut. Everyone is comfortable about it,” Mr Trump mentioned at press convention in Delhi.

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A day earlier than the deal, International Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla travelled to Kabul and met Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, handing over to him a letter from PM Modi. He additionally met different prime Afghan officers.

“International Secretary conveyed India’s help to authorities and folks of Afghanistan of their efforts to convey peace and stability via an inclusive & Afghan-led, Afghan-owned & Afghan-controlled efforts,” International Minister Raveesh Kumar mentioned in a collection of tweets.
Forward of the signing of the deal, the US and the Taliban had agreed to a seven-day  cooling-off interval which handed peacefully. The truce got here final Friday night time.

International Secretary @HarshShringla known as on President @AshrafGhani and handed over congratulatory letter from PM @narendramodi. President appreciated India’s constant help for democracy and constitutional order in Afghanistan. @IndianEmbKabulpic.twitter.com/uAYQHQelBn

— Raveesh Kumar (@MEAIndia) February 28, 2020

International Secretary conveyed India’s steadfast help for democracy, plurality, nationwide cohesiveness and socio-economic improvement and enduring peace and stability in Afghanistan.

— Raveesh Kumar (@MEAIndia) February 28, 2020

In November 2018, India had despatched two former diplomats in “non-official” capability to a Russia-organised convention on Afghan peace course of in Moscow. A high-level Taliban delegation, representatives of Afghanistan in addition to from a number of different nations, together with the US, Pakistan and China, had attended the convention. 

(With inputs from PTI and Reuters)