Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud is likely to visit India later this week to discuss the situation in Afghanistan after the capture of Kabul by the Afghan Taliban.
New Delhi: Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud is likely to visit India later this week to discuss the situation in Afghanistan after the capture of Kabul by the Afghan Taliban.
Qatar has led the way in diplomatically engaging Kabul and legitimizing the Taliban, including the security implications of India's key ally Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in the Middle East, the state of Afghanistan, and the global jihadist network's ties with the Taliban regime. are concerned about.
The two countries are also troubled by the active role played by Qatar, Turkey and Pakistan in supporting the Sunni Islamic regime of the Afghan Taliban in Afghanistan.
Pakistan has taken the extra step by sending its first commercial flight to Kabul. Qatar is handling the technical side of Kabul airport operations, while the Taliban is still considering handing over airport security to Turkey.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi discussed the situation in Afghanistan with Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan over telephone on September 3. External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar hosted Dr Anwar Gargash, Diplomatic Adviser to the President of UAE on August 30 and exchanged notes on the Kabul crisis.
In this context, the Saudi Arabia Foreign Minister is scheduled to visit India on 19 September. Prince Faesal is expected to hold meetings with Foreign Minister Jaishankar, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and meet Prime Minister Modi. Jaishankar will leave for New York the next day for the UNGA and Quad summits.
The international community is concerned about the collapse of the Afghan government and the power grab by Pakistan through the Taliban. According to the UN 1267 list, the following ministers of the Taliban cabinet are on the UN list of wanted terrorists, with a $5 million reward announced by the US State Department on Interior Minister Sirajuddin Haqqani.
The head of the Haqqani Network, the deadliest of the terrorist groups operating in Afghanistan, is now the head of Afghan intelligence. Of the 33 nominated ministers, at least 17 have been recognized by the United Nations (UN) as global terrorists.
1. Mullah Muhammad Hassan Akhund, Prime Minister
2. Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, First Deputy PM
3. Maulvi Abdul Salam Hanafi (Uzbek), Second Deputy PM
4. Mullah Mohammad Yacoub Omari, Minister of Defense
5. Mulla Sirajuddin Haqqani, Home Minister.
6. Maulvi Amir Khan Muttaki, Foreign Minister
7. Mulla Khairullah Khairkhwa, Minister of Information and Broadcasting
8. Qari Din Mohamed Hanif (Tajik) Minister of Economic Affairs
9. Mulla Noorullah Noori, Minister of Border and Tribal Affairs
10. Mulla Abdul Latif Mansoor, Minister of Water and Power
11. Najibullah Haqqani, Minister of Communications
12. Zabiullah Mujahid, Deputy Minister IB
13. Mullah Mohammad Fazil, Deputy Defense Minister
14. Sher Mohammad Abbas Stanakzai, Deputy Foreign Minister.
15. Maulvi Noor Jalal, Deputy Home Minister
16. Mullah Abdul Haq Wasiq, Intelligence Chief
17. Mohammad Nabi Omani, Governor, Khosti
While countries like China, Pakistan, Turkey and Qatar are complicating the Taliban. The international community is measuring Sunni Islamists with UNSC Resolution 2593 before calling for legalizing a male-dominated regime with no place for women and minorities. This time apart from the Indo-Pacific Ocean and Corona virus, the issue of Afghanistan will also resonate in the UNGA meeting to be held next week.