India will play its part in helping the people of Afghanistan to build a better future for themselves, Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh said on Saturday.
“We will do so because prosperity and stability in our region are indivisible,” Dr. Singh said while addressing the General Debate of the 66th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York.
“We wish to see an open, inclusive and transparent architecture of regional cooperation in the Asia Pacific region and peaceful settlement of disputes,” he added.
He further said that the assassination of former Afghan President and peace negotiator Burhanuddin Rabbani on Tuesday in Kabul is a chilling reminder of the designs of the enemies of peace in Afghanistan.
“It is essential that the process of nation building and reconciliation in that country succeeds. This is vital for ensuring peace and security in the region,” the Prime Minister said.