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Hope Heart of Asia will approve, adopt Regional Counterterrorism Framework: Afghanistan

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

Describing as a constant threat, especially to and Afghanistan, which is a creation of this region, Ambassador to Dr. Shaida Abdali on Wednesday said expects the Heart of will approve and adopt the Regional Counterterrorism Framework drafted by

Giving Afghanistan's perspective on the upcoming Sixth Heart of Conference in Amritsar, Abdali said, "Unless we take a collective measure to fight terrorism; to fight the breeding ground of terrorism; and the safe sanctuaries; we will not be able to bring peace and stability either in or any other nation in the region, mainly in "

"is the greatest threat of this region and to this end we expect the heart of to approve the Regional Counterterrorism Framework that has been drafted by and has been circulated by counterterrorism CBM countries in and we hope the upcoming Heart of summit will adopt the counterterrorism framework," he added.

Stating that is a creation of this region, the envoy observed the the solution also lies within the region. "Therefore, the upcoming Heart of is very well-timed and very well placed to discuss how you should find a solution to the theme that we have already put forward 'Addressing Challenges and Achieve Prosperity' .

Expressing condolences for the tragic terror attack in Nagrota, he said, "I express my heartfelt condolences to the people and the Government of for the tragic terror attack on an army base that caused loss of seven brave Indian soldiers. We condemn it in the strongest possible terms."

At the conference, ministers from as many as 40 countries will discuss peace, cooperation and economic development in

MEA Joint Secretary Gopal Bagley said Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani will inaugurate the conference.

He said Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will co-chair the conference, instead of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, who is unwell.

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First Published: Wed, November 30 2016. 19:52 IST