Jaishankar to brief leaders of political parties on developments in Afghanistan

External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar. File   | Photo Credit: R.V. Moorthy

Minister for External Affairs S. Jaishankar would brief floor leaders of all parties in Parliament on the Afghanistan developments, on August 26 at the Parliament House, said Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Pralhad Joshi.

India last week evacuated hundreds of Indians and Afghan nationals as well as the staff of its embassy in Kabul following the takeover by the Taliban. The government also launched a special visa category for the evacuation of Afghan partners from that country. The fast developing situation there and its implications for security in India has been a matter of concern, with various political parties expressing this concern.

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“In view of the developments in Afghanistan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has instructed that ministry of external affairs brief floor leaders of political parties,” tweeted Mr. Jaishankar, after which Mr. Joshi announced the date, time and venue of the briefing.

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At a Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) meeting early last week, Mr. Modi said the evacuation of Hindus, Sikhs and Afghan “brothers and sisters” was a priority for the Government of India.

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