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Published on: September 14, 2021 at 10:34 IST

Addressing the United Nations (UN) High-Level meeting on the Humanitarian Situation in Afghanistan on 13th September,2021 evening, India’s Foreign Minister S Jaishankar said the recent United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Resolution 2593 should guide the international community with regard to Afghanistan.

S Jaishankar quoted, being a neighbor of Afghanistan, India is keeping check on the developments with “understandable concerns.”

Further, he said that normalization of the of regular commercial operation of Kabul Airport could help the flow of basic amenities to the Afghans.

According to a latest United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) report, anything from 72% to 97% of Afghan populace could slip into poverty.

This report is based majorly on the developmental changes that occurred due to the Taliban’s takeover on Afghanistan.

India did not provide any monetary assistance, probably the first time in 20 years that India hasn’t done so.

During the meet, United Kingdom’s Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, said he feared a collapse in Afghanistan in addition to local instability.

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