Atmar arrived on the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport in New Delhi on Monday. He was obtained by an Indian diplomat upon his arrival.
Under the Vaccine Maitri initiative, India had earlier despatched Covid-19 vaccine provides to Afghanistan to assist its battle towards the virus.
“Welcomed Mohammad Haneef Atmar, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Afghanistan. Detailed conversation on the peace process,” Jaishankar wrote in a tweet.
Welcomed FM @MHaneefAtmar of Afghanistan. Detailed dialog on the peace course of. Also exchanged views on our b… https://t.co/WPPyNn1dwK
— Dr. S. Jaishankar (@DrSJaishankar) 1616428225000
He added, “Also exchanged views on our bilateral cooperation and development partnership.”
According to spokesperson Arindam Bagchi, the 2 leaders mentioned taking India-Afghanistan Strategic Partnership ahead.
“EAM S Jaishankar warmly welcomed Haneef Atmar. Issues of bilateral & regional interest including development cooperation, trade & investment, regional connectivity, security cooperation and peace process were discussed,” he wrote in a tweet.
Atmar is anticipated to transient Jaishankar on outcomes of final week’s Moscow convention on Afghanistan.
“Arrived in beautiful & historic city of Delhi for a 3-day working visit. Look forward to holding talks with FM @DrSJaishankar & senior govt officials of India on #AfghanPeaceProcess, upcoming regional forums on peace & development of Afghanistan, security & economic cooperation,” Atmar mentioned on Twitter.
According to Sputnik, the Moscow-sponsored assembly introduced collectively the prolonged troika — Russia, China, the United States and Pakistan — in addition to Afghan political forces and the Taliban.
In the joint assertion after the talks, the 4 main international stakeholders urged the Afghan warring sides to cut back violence and instantly interact in discussions on elementary points to resolve the battle.
The talks have been meant to revitalize the Doha peace talks and set the scene for a US-sponsored convention in Turkey in April, during which India is among the invitees together with Russia, China, India, Iran and Pakistan.
Last February, the Taliban and the Afghan authorities reached a landmark settlement, mediated by the United States, paving the way in which for peace talks, which started within the Qatari capital of Doha on September 12, 2020.
The Doha negotiations didn’t put an finish to the confrontation on the bottom. On the opposite, Afghanistan has witnessed a spate of bomb assaults and clashes in current months, with the navy persevering with to commonly conduct operations towards Taliban operatives.