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PM Modi to participate in G20 summit on Afghanistan tomorrow: MEA

PM Modi would be taking part in the summit at the invitation of the Italian presidency, the MEA said. The PM will attend the summit via a video link.

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New Delhi, First Published Oct 11, 2021, 3:05 PM IST
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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday will participate in the G20 Extraordinary Leaders’ Summit on Afghanistan, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said.

PM Modi would be taking part in the summit at the invitation of the Italian presidency, the MEA said. The PM will attend the summit via a video link.

“At the invitation of the Italian Presidency of the G20, PM Narendra Modi will participate in the upcoming G20 Extraordinary Leaders’ Summit on Afghanistan on 12 October in virtual format,” the MEA said.

MEA further said the agenda of the meeting would include a discussion on response to humanitarian needs and access to basic services and livelihood in the war-torn nation that was taken over by the Taliban in August this year.

The agenda would also include talks on security and the fight against terrorism, and mobility, migration and human rights, the MEA said.

The Taliban overthrew Ashraf Ghani-led government on August 15 and gained control over Afghanistan’s capital Kabul after the United States completed its scheduled military withdrawal from the country by August 31.

Earlier, PM Modi had participated in the SCO - CSTO outreach Summit on Afghanistan.

Also, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar had participated in the meeting of G20 Foreign Ministers on Afghanistan on the margins of the UN General Assembly in New York.

The G20 comprises 20 of the world's major economies and is an important platform to help build international consensus and facilitate a coordinated approach between multilateral organisations, including the UN and its agencies, and global and regional actors to address the worsening humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan. 

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