Taliban interior minister believes only India can help maintaining peace in Afghanistan
Just two days before the death of most wanted terrorist Al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri – the mastermind of September 11, 2001 attacks — CNN-News18 spoke exclusively to chief of Haqqani network and interior minister of Afghanistan Sirajuddin Haqqani, around 1 km from Sherpur location where Zawahiri was killed in a US drone strike.
Afghanistan’s interior minister Sirajuddin Haqqani in an exclusive interview to CNN-News18 stressed that Afghanistan needs Indian government’s help in restarting developmental works, which would be an immense help for the beleaguered country.
“We need India’s cooperation to secure a peaceful environment. We need logistical support; we need India’s presence in the region so that the unfinished projects can be completed,” Haqqani told News18 in a television interview.
Welcoming India’s move to reopen Indian embassy in Kabul, Haqqani said the Afghan government has ensured that business establishments, diplomatic and national institutions are safe and secure.