Russian President Vladmir Putin pointed out that the humanitarian situation in Afghanistan had deteriorated, with “four million” Afghans needing urgent emergency assistance.
The fifth multilateral meeting of security envoys was held on Wednesday in Moscow. The meeting lasted for two days.
“The humanitarian situation in Afghanistan is deteriorated. According to Russia’s information, about four million people in the country are in need of urgent humanitarian assistance,” Putin said. “Drug trafficking is rising. Unfortunately, poppy crops are expanding.”
The Indian embassy in Moscow said that the National Security Advisor of India Ajit Doval stressed the well-being and humanitarian needs of Afghans. He said India will never abandon the Afghan people in their time of need.
“He reiterated the call for an inclusive & representative government in Afghanistan and need for collective efforts to fight terrorism,” the Indian embassy said.
The political analysts said it is harmful that there were no envoys from Afghanistan.
“The Moscow conference on Afghanistan cannot be effective for two reasons. Afghanistan is not represented to defend the stance of Afghanistan or to confirm and deny their decisions, and, secondly, their agenda is not clear regarding the situation in Afghanistan,” said Aziz Maarij, former diplomat.
No representative from Afghanistan was invited to the Moscow meeting.
The meeting was attended by senior security officials from Russia, Iran, China, India, Kazakhstan, Kirghizstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.