India has welcomed US President Donald Trump’s determination to enhance efforts to overcome the challenges facing Afghanistan and confronting issues of safe havens and other forms of cross-border support enjoyed by terrorists.
External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said this in response to a question on President Trump’s comments on Afghanistan. He said India shares these concerns and objectives. Mr Kumar said country is committed to supporting Afghanistan’s government and its people in their efforts to bring peace, security, stability and prosperity in their country.
He said India has been steadfast in extending reconstruction and development assistance to Afghanistan in keeping with traditional friendship with its people and this will continue.
India’s reaction came after the US President ruled out a hasty withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan. He also warned Pakistan of consequences for providing safe havens to terrorists and sought an enhanced role for India to bring peace in the war-torn country.