Dr. Syama Prasad Mookerjee Research Foundation

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