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Afghan envoy advocates economic cooperation among Kabul, Islamabad and New Delhi

India TV News Desk New Delhi 12 Aug 2016, 18:32:08 PM IST
India TV News Desk

Afghanistan's Ambassador to India Shaida Mohammad Abdali believes that Afghanistan, India and Pakistan should cooperate in a manner that will enhance the security of the citizens of all the three countries.

“We hope that the three of us-Afghanistan, India and Pakistan cooperate in a manner that will bring about a change in terms of security to our people," Abdali said.


Abdali said that in his book 'Afghanistan-Pakistan-India: A Paradigm Shift', he has focused more upon the economic integration between the three countries and suggested that  Afghanistan could become a bridge between India and Pakistan.

"The agreement that we have in the context of Afghanistan-Pakistan, we hope that would include India in it and at the same time, Afghanistan would be very glad to give free access to Pakistan to Central Asia through Afghanistan," he added.

Asserting that there are possibilities of cooperation, Abdali said there are challenges that we face.

"Those challenges require immediate action. Those actions could be in context of economic cooperation and then leading towards the most difficult issue that we have. It is possible of course.you can't resolve all the problems overnight,” he said.

You need to start with easy questions and I think the doable among us at this stage is the economic cooperation between the three of us," he added.