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Prevent Afghanistan from becoming source of terrorism: PM Modi at G20 summit

Prime News, International (New Delhi), Oct 13:- Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday called on the international community to ensure that Afghan territory does not become a source of radicalisation and terrorism, and pitched for a united global response to bring about the desired change in that country.

In a virtual address at the G20 Extraordinary Summit on Afghanistan, PM Modi also pressed for “urgent and unhindered” humanitarian assistance to Afghan citizens and underlined the need for having an inclusive administration in that country.

He said a unified international response based on United Nations Security Council Resolution 2593 is necessary to improve the situation in Afghanistan.

“Participated in the G20 Summit on Afghanistan. Stressed on preventing Afghan territory from becoming the source of radicalisation and terrorism,” PM Modi tweeted.

“Also called for urgent and unhindered humanitarian assistance to Afghan citizens and an inclusive administration,” he said.

The UNSC resolution, adopted on August 30 under India’s presidency of the global body, talked about the need for upholding human rights in Afghanistan, demanded that Afghan territory should not be used for terrorism and that a negotiated political settlement should be found out to the crisis.

The Ministry of External Affairs said PM Modi noted that every Indian feels the pain of Afghan people facing hunger and malnutrition and emphasised the need for the international community to ensure that Afghanistan has immediate and unhindered access to humanitarian assistance.

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