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India reiterates support for Afghan-led peace process

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on Friday reiterated its commitment and support to Afghanistan's efforts towards a peace and reconciliation process that is led, owned and controlled by

(MEA) informed that a meeting took place on Thursday between and US special envoy to Zalmay Khalilzad and shared their perspective on peace and reconciliation in

He said that Khalilzad also met earlier in the day.

"He (Khalilzad) had a meeting with EAM (Swaraj). He also met Gokhale in the morning. Both sides shared perspective on peace and reconciliation. They briefed us as to how the US trying to achieve peace and reconciliation. We made it very clear that peace and reconciliation in Afganistan should be Afghan-led, Afghan-owned, and Afghan-controlled."

has been a key stakeholder in Afghanistan's peace and reconciliation process and has been pushing for an Afghan-led, Afghan-owned and Afghan-controlled peace process.

In November last year, had participated in talks on in of which the were also a part. had participated at a non-official level, sending two former diplomats to the meeting.

India has a policy on not engaging with the group. During the meeting in last year, the had said that the withdrawal of foreign forces from Afghanistan was the only way forward for maintaining peace and security in the region.

On the issue of the US sanctions on Iran, Kumar said that India is still continuing to import from

On the government's decision to ban the use of high denomination Indian currency notes of Rs 200, Rs 500 and Rs 2,000 in the country, Kumar said that the Rashtra Bank has sent a communication to India in connection to the matter.

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First Published: Fri, January 11 2019. 16:25 IST
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