PM Modi emphasizes four aspects that countries in the region will need to focus on

Countries in the region need to adopt a
zero-tolerance stance about Afghan territory being used by terrorist groups, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Wednesday.

He also stressed on three other aspects: the need for an inclusive government, a strategy to counter trafficking of drugs and arms from Afghanistan, and addressing the increasingly critical humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan.

PM Modi's remarks came when the heads of the National Security Councils of seven nations, who attended the Regional Security Dialogue on Afghanistan, collectively called on him.

The Dialogue was hosted in Delhi by National Security Advisor Ajit Doval.

In their comments to the Prime Minister, the senior security officers, representing the nations of Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, expressed their appreciation of India's initiative in organising the Dialogue and of the quality of the exchanges.

They also conveyed the perspectives of their respective countries on the Afghan situation, said an official release issued after the meeting.

Prime Minister Modi appreciated the participation of the senior dignitaries in the Delhi Security Dialogue despite the challenges posed by the pandemic.

PM Modi also expressed the hope that the Regional Security Dialogue would work to revive Central Asia's traditions of moderation and progressive culture, and counter extremist tendencies.