New York [ US
], Sept. 22 (ANI
): Afghanistan, India and the United States have reaffirmed their shared interests in advancing peace and security in the region as well as countering terrorism.
The delegations of all the three nations met in New York yesterday on the margins of the 71st United Nations General Assembly ( UNGA
) for a round of Afghanistan-India-U.S. consultations
Afghan Deputy Foreign Minister Hekmat Karzai, Indian Ambassador to Afghanistan Manpreet Vohra and U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Richard Olson met to exchange views on the situation in Afghanistan and on regional issues of mutual interest.
During the meeting, all sides welcomed the discussions which focused on political, economic and development goals in Afghanistan
, including the regional dimension.
The meeting provided a forum for the U.S. and India
to explore ways to coordinate and align their assistance with the priorities of the Afghan Government. They agreed that dialogue helps advance shared values and goals, and decided to continue these consultations on a regular basis. (ANI