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India says Afghanistan situation has wider repercussions for Central Asia

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KABUL: India’s External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Monday said that that the situation in Afghanistan has wider repercussions for the Central Asian region and added that both India and Russia have a common interest in ASEAN centrality.

Jaishankar’s remarks came during the 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue held on Monday.

“The situation in Afghanistan has wider repercussions including for Central Asia,” said Jaishankar.

The minister further noted stated that the India-Russia meeting on Monday will address the emergence of multipolarity and rebalancing. “India-Russia meeting today will address the emergence of multipolarity and rebalancing. We look at the consequence of over-centralized globalization. Long-standing challenges of terrorism, violent extremism remain among newer challenges,” Jaishankar said.

“We look at the consequence of over-centralized globalisation. Long-standing challenges of terrorism, violent extremism remain among newer challenges,” he said.

The meeting was also attended by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, and Russian counterparts Sergey Lavrov and Sergey Shoigu.

Later in the day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold the 21st annual India-Russia summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Both countries are expected to sign more than 10 agreements following annual talks between PM Modi and President Putin.

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