US special representative for Afghanistan to visit India

US Special Representative for Afghanistan Thomas West will travel to India this month to consult on humanitarian and economic crises in Afghanistan, the State Department said on Wednesday.

State Department spokesperson Ned Price in a statement said West’s trip will be part of a three-nation tour including visits to Japan and the United Arab Emirates to discuss ways to address humanitarian challenges in the war-ravaged country. “Special Representative for Afghanistan Thomas West will travel to Japan, India, and the United Arab Emirates December 1-8,” Price said.

He said US Special Representative West will consult with partners and Afghans regarding the humanitarian and economic crises in Afghanistan, protection of Afghans’ rights, and shared security concerns.
“Special Representative West will also engage with the Afghan diaspora, including human rights, business, political, and media leaders on how to address these challenges,” the statement added.  

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