Salient Points of PM Narendra Modi’s Inaugural Address at the Sixth Ministerial Conference of the Heart of Asia Istanbul Process on Afghanistan on 4th Dec, 2016 at Amritsar

  • It is a particular pleasure to jointly inaugurate this Conference with our friend and partner, President Ashraf Ghani of Afghanistan
  • Since the turn of this century, the international community has extensively engaged in Afghanistan
  • Our gathering today re-affirms commitment of the international community to durable peace and lasting political stability in Afghanistan
  • We must protect and build on the gains of the last fifteen years and march ahead
  • We must demonstrate strong collective will to defeat terror network that cause bloodshed and spread fear
  • Silence and inaction against terrorism in Afghanistan and our region will only embolden terrorists and their masters
  • We should all work to build stronger positive connectivity between Afghanistan and other countries of the region
  • On India’s part, our commitment to our brave Afghan brothers and sisters is absolute and unwavering
  • As India implements its additional commitments, we are open to work with other like-minded partners for the development of Afghanistan