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India, US, Afghanistan hold meet

Published: 20th February 2013 08:25 AM  |   Last Updated: 20th February 2013 08:25 AM   |  A+A-

The ongoing transition in the war-ravaged Afghanistan, along with development projects there, were discussed during the day-long trilateral meeting of India, the US and Afghanistan here on Tuesday.

The second trilateral meeting was held at the official-level, with the Indian side led by the External Affairs Ministry’s Additional Secretary (Pakistan, Afghanistan, India) Y K  Sinha. The Afghan delegation was led by their Deputy Foreign Minister Jawed Ludin, while Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asian affairs Robert Blake led the US side.  The meeting comes just a week after US President Barack Obama announced that more than half of the US troops will be leaving Afghanistan by the end of 2014.

“The second trilateral dialogue provided a platform for in-depth consultations on issues ranging from political and security spheres to trade, commerce and investment, and other areas of mutual interest. The three sides agreed to continue this trilateral process as a vehicle for achieving the shared goal of peace, security and development of Afghanistan,” said Y K Sinha in his statement.

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