Ground Report | New Delhi: India important country for us; “India is an important country in the region and we want good trade and economic relations with it,” Taliban leader Sher Muhammad Abbas Stanikzai said in a recent interview. “We want our relationship with India to continue as it was before,” he told TOLOnews today.
India important country for us
He said that Afghanistan’s trade with India is very important along the way to Pakistan. “We also need to keep air trade open with India.” “We attach great importance to India in our trade, economic and political relations and want to maintain relations with India.”
During the interview, he expressed his desire to work with India on all these issues. “I am very grateful to the people of Pakistan for sheltering the refugees and for allowing our refugees to live there for so many years,” he said.
“We also expect to have good relations with Pakistan, our neighbor. As we have been friends before, we still hope that our relationship will be positive and that we will both pursue non-interference politics.
America issued warning
The US embassy in Afghanistan issued a warning several hours ago advising Americans to stay away from Kabul airport. The warning said that in view of the security risks at Kabul Airport, it is being advised that US citizens avoid going towards the airport and stay away from the airport gate.
US citizens who are at Abbey Gate, East Gate, North Gate or New Ministry Gate should leave immediately. People were instructed to keep an eye on the news coming in the local media, follow the suggestions of the local administration, keep an emergency plan ready and be alert at all times.
People have been asked to follow the US State Department’s Twitter and Facebook accounts, and to participate in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program so that they can receive timely and track information if they run into trouble.