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PM Modi calls for pressing humanitarian assistance to Afghans

New Delhi, Oct 12 (Prensa Latina) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday called on the international community to forge a unified response to bring about desired changes to the situation in Afghanistan and said its territory must not become a source of radicalisation and terrorism, regionally or globally.

The G20 Extraordinary Summit on Afghanistan was called virtually by Italy (current chair), which includes 20 of the world’s major economies.

PM Modi also underlined the need for having an inclusive administration that includes women and minorities, according to the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA).

‘A unified international response based on UNSC Resolution 2593, adopted on August 30 under India’s presidency of the global body, is necessary to improve the situation in Afghanistan,’ he said.

Modi noted that the Afghan people are facing hunger and malnutrition and emphasized the need for the international community to ensure that Afghanistan has immediate and unhindered access to humanitarian assistance.

Prime Minister Modi also pitched for an inclusive administration in Afghanistan which includes women and minorities in order to preserve the socio-economic gains of the last 20 years and to restrict the spread of radical ideology, while recalling that over 500 development projects have been implemented by India in Afghanistan.

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