Government of Afghanistan Welcomes the India-France Joint Statement

Presidential Palace, Kabul: India and France issued a joint statement on August 22 and declared support for an inclusive peace and reconciliation process in Afghanistan which is led, owned and controlled by Afghans based on the preservation of the achievements of Afghanistan including the constitutional order, human rights, particularly women’s rights and liberties gained over the past 18 years.

The statement reads, “France and India cooperate actively for international peace and security, including in the regional crises threatening them.”

Both countries called for timely holding of presidential elections, cessation of terrorist violence and end to terrorist safe havens and sanctuaries for enduring and sustainable peace, security and stability in Afghanistan.

The government of Afghanistan welcomes the goodwill of India and France for aimed at ending the ongoing conflict and violence in Afghanistan, and calls it crucial for bringing durable peace and stability in the country.