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India has played responsible role in Afghan economic development: US

Press Trust of India  |  Washington 

has played a responsible role in the economic development of Afghanistan, the said today noting that the trilateral India-Afghan-US cooperation is not aimed at

"India, we've seen over the last several years, play a responsible role in the economic development and reconstruction of And that role has been appreciated by the government of Afghanistan," senior US for South and Central Asia, Alice Wells, told a audience.

Early this month, Wells was in to attend the process meeting. On the sidelines of it, she participated in the India-US-trilateral, which again raised eyebrows in

The trilateral meeting, she said, was to review how the three countries can better work together on development trade and investment priorities.

"But that does not imply that we would support or think that there's any manipulation of so that it can be used against Pakistan," Wells said in response to a question at the US Institute of Peace, a US-supported top American think-tank.

Pakistan, she said, has an important role to play in a peace process, and in stabilising Afghanistan.

"We believe that can help change and shape the calculus of the We are engaged with Pakistan on how we can work together as well as address Pakistan's legitimate concerns through a negotiated process," she said.

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First Published: Sat, March 10 2018. 08:35 IST