ISLAMABAD, Dec 4 (APP): Advisor to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz along with foreign ministers of four countries on Sunday called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The Foreign Ministers of Kyrgyzstan, Iran, Afghanistan, and Slovakia, which holds the European Union Presidency this month, along with PM’s Advisor on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz called on Modi ahead of the 6th Ministerial Conference of the Heart of Asia Istanbul Process on Afghanistan.

Modi welcomed the Foreign Ministers and stressed it was the collective responsibility of all those in the region to work together to help Afghanistan out of its current difficulties, External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Vikas Swarup told the media.

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Prime Minister Modi said that his several interactions with both the common people of Afghanistan and the country’s leadership had convinced him that the Afghan people were tired of the continuing violence and terrorism.

He stressed on “the need to end terrorism and violence for fostering stability, security and development in Afghanistan and our region,” Swarup said.

In this context, the Prime Minister hoped that discussions in the Ministerial Conference would produce good results.

The Foreign Ministers shared Prime Minister Modi’s view that Afghanistan’s stability, security and prosperity were integral to
the region’s, Swarup said.

The Foreign Ministers expressed confidence that all friends of Afghanistan will work together for realising the aspirations for
peace and development, Swarup said.

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