“Pleased to call on President @ashrafghani. Discussed the current situation in and around Afghanistan. Reiterated our support for peace, stability and development of Afghanistan,” Jaishankar tweeted. He held talks with the US special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad and deputy NSA Liza Sherwood-Randall on “the evolving situation in Afghanistan”.
Pleased to call on President @ashrafghani. Discussed the current situation in and around Afghanistan. Reiterated o… https://t.co/sJzDvnzU1U
— Dr. S. Jaishankar (@DrSJaishankar) 1626350528000
The extended parleys come as news continues to come in of the Taliban’s territorial advances across Afghanistan. Reports coming from Badakhshan say the Taliban is reimposing their harsh rules on average people particularly women and girls. Another report spoke of dozens of mortars being fired at the Salma Dam in Herat, which was built by India and is a lifeline for people of that region. Indian security sources say it’s difficult to say how much of the reporting is accurate and how much is part of the Taliban’s propaganda.