Afghanistan crisis: Jaishankar speaks to US Secretary of State Blinken | India News

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NEW DELHI: External affairs minister S Jaishankar on Saturday spoke to his US counterpart Antony Blinken about the latest developments and continued coordination in Afghanistan in a telephonic conversation.
“Spoke to US Secretary of State Blinken. Continued our discussions on Afghanistan. Also exchanged views on the agenda of UNSC,” Jaishankar wrote on Twitter.

“Spoke with Indian External Affairs Minister @DrSJaishankar today to discuss our shared priorities including continued coordination on Afghanistan and in the United Nations. Look forward to continuing to deepen our partnership,” Blinken also tweeted.

Blinken and Jaishankar agreed to remain closely coordinated on shared goals and priorities to deepen the US-India partnership, the US state department said in a statement.
The US, along with the Nato, is set to complete its troop pullout from Afghanistan on August 31.
The phone call came just two days after a deadly suicide bombing outside the Kabul airport killed around 170 Afghans and 13 US troops.
India had strongly condemned the Kabul airport incident and said that the attack reinforced the need for the world to stand unitedly against terrorism and those who provide sanctuaries to terrorists.

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