India, Russia hold talks on Afghanistan ahead of UN meet in Doha | India News

NEW DELHI: India and Russia held talks Wednesday on Afghanistan with focus on the security situation and efforts to provide humanitarian assistance to the war-torn country. Russian special envoy for Afghanistan Zamir Kabulov met MEA joint secretary J P Singh, who handles Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran, here to discuss the current situation in the country.
The meeting took place ahead of another conference that the UN will host in Doha next month to build consensus among all stakeholders on how to deal with the Taliban regime in Kabul.
MEA spokesperson Randhir Jaiswal said they discussed the situation in Afghanistan and emphasised on the need to provide development assistance for the welfare of the Afghan people.
Both exchanged views on their own interactions with the Taliban in recent times. While Singh had visited Afghanistan in March, Kabulov visited Kabul in April.

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