Need To Ensure No Country Takes Advantage Of Delicate Afghan Situation: PM Modi At UNGA

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New York: Addressing the 76th session at the United Nations General Assembly in New York, Prime Minister Narendra Modi focused on the Afghanistan issue and said that it is essential to ensure the territory is not used to spread terrorism.

“Today, the danger of regressive thinking and extremism is increasing in the world. In these circumstances, the whole world has to make science-based, rational, and progressive thinking the basis of development,” PM Modi said while addressing the UNGA.

“It is absolutely essential to ensure that Afghanistan territory is not used to spread terrorism and for terrorist activities,” he added.

“We also need to ensure that no country tries to take advantage of the delicate situation in Afghanistan and use it for its own selfish interests. At this time, the people of Afghanistan, women, and children, minorities need help. We must fulfill our duties by providing them with help,” he said.

PM Modi said the world has for the past one-and-a-half years is facing the worst pandemic of the past 100 years and paid his tributes to all those who lost their lives in COVID-19.

“For the last-one-and-half years, the world has been grappling with the worst pandemic it has seen in a hundred years. I pay my tributes to all those who have lost their lives in a dangerous pandemic and I express condolences to their families,” PM Modi said.

“Acharya Chanakya said that when the right action is not taken at the right time, the time causes the action to fail. If UN wants to remain relevant, it needs to improve its effectiveness,” PM added.

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