Afghanistan crisis: Jaishankar speaks to US Secretary of State Blinken
NEW DELHI: External affairs minister S Jaishankar on Saturday spoke to his US counterpart Antony Blinken about the latest developments and continued coordination in Afghanistan in a telephonic conversation.
"Spoke to US Secretary of State Blinken. Continued our discussions on Afghanistan. Also exchanged views on the agenda of UNSC," Jaishankar wre on Twitter.
"Spoke with Indian External Affairs Minister @DrSJaishankar today to discuss our shared priorities including continued coordination on Afghanistan and in the United Nations. Look forward to continuing to deepen our partnership," Blinken also tweeted.
Blinken and Jaishankar agreed to remain closely coordinated on shared goals and priorities to deepen the US-India partnership, the US state department said in a statement.
The US, along with the Nato, is set to complete its troop pullout from Afghanistan on August 31.
The phone call came just two days after a deadly suicide bombing outside the Kabul airport killed around 170 Afghans and 13 US troops.
India had strongly condemned the Kabul airport in dent and said that the attack reinforced the need for the world to stand unitedly ag inst te rorm and those who provide sanctuaries to te rorts.
keep on speaking.......................... .
And, what was the conclusion? Jishankar is very active and working hard, but we are not seeing results accordingly.
We lost Chahbahar from Iran. Not going good woth China. And, US is also not completely with India.
Sush Swaraj was doing better job.
Jaishankar is chtya of first order, a worst FM in history ofIndia. He sccrwed up relationship with every country, not a single country left friends to India.
Also you can talk about the petrol price
why should fuel prices not rise. All prices have risen. have the school fees of your children remained the same? Prices of 1000,s of items rise every year. Calculate compounded price increase of fuel. it was less than other commodities and under the inflation%. So you want prices to remain static. I
R Venkatesh Govind
Only Modijee & Jaishankarjee can save Afghanistan. While Modijee will save through es from Red Fort, Jaishankarjee will save through es in UN meetings. The whole world is depending upon Modijee & Jaishankarjee to save the world.
To take next set of dictate... shame on you guys PM said no word ag inst Taliban till now... r u US puppet...
speaking ag inst Taliban when our people are in Afghanistan? are you out of your mind ? can you not see what may happen to them?
they kept talking and watching while taliban captured Afghanistan
MEA is talking to all concerned countries but no results seen. Yes it is a complex geopo itical quagmire but some results should be seen.
Sangeet Kumar Jain
What results were you expecting? Toppling of Taliban go nment?
India gambled on the Ghani Go nment and lost. Future dvelopments in Afghanistan will be Taliban vs. ISIS Does India want to place another bet?
ENDlA can't do anything except chest thumbing..... Lolz
Send your surrender AbhiNandans to help Afghanistan
Like 1996, Afghanistan under Talibans will be the epicenter of te rorm. All Mus ms te rorts will come to Afghanistan and plan for another 9/11 type attack.
Get close to the Russians as US will be of no use during a crisis.
close to no-one. Current geopo itics no-one is a friend. Gotta have fa th in your own capabilities. Russia is a mere business partner. Not the USSR of old.
Is he going to send Indian Army to Afghanistan ? It might help the Americans, they need help now..
INDIA&US being in constant contact is heartening but it is the actionable on the ground that appears confidance building but the ground reality speaks otherwise.
We need to be offensive like CHina!