Afghanistan Crisis Discussed in Talks Between US Secretary of State Blinken and EAM Jaishankar

US Secretary of State Antony J Blinken on Saturday spoke with External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and mentioned a broad vary of shared priorities, together with continued coordination on Afghanistan and within the United Nations.

“Secretary Blinken and Minister Jaishankar agreed to stay carefully coordinated on shared objectives and priorities to deepen the US-India partnership,” said US State Department’s spokesperson Ned Price in an official statement.

Taking to Twitter, Jaishankar said, “Spoke to US Secretary of State @Secblinken. Continued our discussions on Afghanistan. Also exchanged views on the agenda of UNSC.”

Nearly 1,11,000 individuals have been evacuated from Afghanistan because the begin of evacuation operations on August 14, the Pentagon stated on Friday.

On the opposite hand, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Thursday stated as many as 565 individuals, together with 112 Afghan nations, have been evacuated by India from Afghanistan because the Taliban seized management of Kabul. The MEA, led by Jaishankar, shared particulars of developments on pre-emptive and evacuation measures taken in Afghanistan.

The Taliban took management of Afghanistan on August 15. Their sudden victory, which comes because the US withdraws from the nation following a 20-year-war, has sparked chaos at Kabul’s airport, from the place America and allied nations try to securely evacuate 1000’s of residents and allies.

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