Yu Xiaodong, China's special envoy for Afghanistan, visited India this week. During this, he held talks with a senior Indian official on the modalities to ensure peace and stability in the war-torn country. People aware of this development said on Friday that the Chinese envoy had extensive talks with JP Singh, the 'point person of the Ministry of External Affairs for Afghanistan. The envoy described his visit on Twitter as good and said both sides agreed to enhance dialogue and make positive efforts for Afghan peace and stability.
It is being told that this conversation between the two leaders took place on Thursday. However, no official statement has come out from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the visit of Special Envoy Xiaoyong. Sources said that this visit of the Chinese envoy shows the important role of India in Afghanistan. India remains in touch with several top powersgivenf the current situation in Afghanistan. India re-strengthened its diplomatic presence here in June by deploying a technical team at its embassy in Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan.
Afghanistan was captured last year
The Taliban took control of Afghanistan in August last year. After the Taliban attack, India had withdrawn all its officers from the embassy located in Kabul. A few weeks after the re-opening of the embassy, an Indian team visited Kabul and met Amir Khan Muttaki, the acting Foreign Minister of Afghanista,n and some other members of the Taliban.
110 Afghan-Sikhs still stuck in Afghanistan
At the same time, at least 110 Sikhs from Taliban-controlled Afghanistan are eagerly waiting to come to India and 60 of them are yet to get their e-visas. The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) made this claim on Thursday. 28 Afghan-Sikhs, including 26 adults and two children, arrived in Delhi from Kabul on Wednesday as part of an evacuation plan by the SGPC, the Indian World Forum, and the central government. Regarding this, the SGPC, the highest religious organization of the Sikhs, said that it has made arrangements for the stay of these Sikhs who came from Afghanistan. The SGPC said in a statement that at least 110 Afghan-Sikhs are still stranded there.