Washington. India’s Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla arrived in the US capital on Wednesday to hold a meeting with senior officials of US President Joe Biden’s administration. Shringla is among the few foreign officials who have arrived to meet top officials of the Biden administration after the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan from the 20-year-old war. State Department spokesman Ned Price, when asked about the meetings of the Indian diplomat, said, “We will give you information on the meeting.” Shringla arrived in Washington DC from New York, where he chaired an important meeting of the UN Security Council on Afghanistan. India was the chair of the 15-member grouping of the United Nations for August.
Till the writing of the news, it was not known with whom Shringla would be meeting in the US capital. However, it is believed that there can be discussions between Indian and American officials regarding Afghanistan and the upcoming Quad summit. Let us tell you that Australia, India, Japan and America are included in the quad. US President Biden has given priority to the Quad and personally announced the Quad Summit in this sequence.
Resolution on Afghanistan passed under the chairmanship of Shringla
Earlier, Shringla had done the UNSC meeting in which the resolution on Afghanistan was passed. Addressing the media at the United Nations Security Council building on Monday, Shringla had pointed out that the resolution on Afghanistan, headed by India, referred to individuals and entities nominated by the Security Council.
The Council of 15 countries, headed by Shringla, passed a resolution, which “underlined the importance of upholding the human rights of all, including women, children and minorities.” Shringla then told reporters, “India has always been in Afghanistan.” Has provided a very strong support to the minority communities, especially the Sikh and Hindu minority communities.