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No to CPEC unless Pakistan provides trade access to India: President Ghani

Discussion in 'South Asia & SAARC' started by Butter Chicken, Oct 25, 2017.

  1. Butter Chicken

    Butter Chicken Captain FULL MEMBER

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    Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has said that his country will not be a part of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) unless it is given access to Pakistan's Wagah and Attari border, DNA India reported on Wednesday.

    Addressing a gathering at the Vivekananda International Foundation in New Delhi, Ghani said that Kabul will restrict Pakistan's access to central Asia if it is not given access to India through the CPEC project, according to the DNA article.

    The comment comes a week after a meeting took place between representatives of Afghanistan, China, Pakistan and the United States in Oman, in which the revival of peace talks with the Taliban was discussed.

    "Sanctuaries are provided, logistics are provided, training is provided, ideological base is provided [...] Pakistan has come to a juncture and it needs to make a choice," DNA quoted Ghani as saying. "Our reaction will be determined by its [Pakistan's] choices."

    According to DNA, the Afghan president also welcomed India's new role in Afghanistan as discussed in the new US policy for the region.

    Ghani termed the Trump administration's South Asia strategy a "game-changer" for the region as it "recommends multi-dimensional condition-based approach for the region."

    Ghani visited India just a day after US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's surprise visit to Afghanistan.

    https://www.dawn.com/news/1366168
     
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    _Anonymous_ 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    Oh dear ! Ghani is showing his willy to the Pakistanis ( & Chinese ) too.
     
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    Blackjay Developers Guild Developers -IT and R&D

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    Ghani or Karzai before him. No Afghan leader has ever been shy of blaming Pakistan.This is helped by the fact that Afghan public has decades worth of hatred for Pakistan.Mostly due to their past and present role in destruction of Afghanistan.So blaming Pakistan is actually playing to popular gallery in Afghanistan , kind of like it is in India.
    However they have to moderate themself when they are holding a public office.One look at a map will tell any Afghan leader that there is no alternative to good ties with Pakistan.
    The present situation where they are talking against Pakistan while still in office kind of shows how this relationship is getting worse.Even Karzai really started blaming Pakistan after he was no longer PM.Ghani tried building bridges with Pakistan (to the extent of sidelining India) immediately after he came to Office.With the speeches they are giving I doubt any one in Afghanistan has any optimism left about this relationship anymore.
     
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    sangos Lt. Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    Actually Mr Ghani does not have much(territory) to back it up.

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    WhyCry Reaper Love Developers -IT and R&D

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    Not really... Here is an live map http://afghanistan.liveuamap.com/

    Kabul has given an appeasement to ISIS by giving them territory. It will be interesting to see how theses snakes react.
     
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