|Women receive food aid during the Ramadan month in Kandahar, Afghanistan (Photo: AFP/VNA)
They were speaking at the day-long meeting of foreign ministers of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in the Indian coastal resort state of Goa, just ahead of a meeting scheduled over the weekend in Pakistan between the foreign ministers of Pakistan, China and Afghanistan.
Speaking at the meeting, Indian Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar said that “the unfolding situation in Afghanistan remains at the center of the international attention and efforts should be directed towards the welfare of the Afghan people.
Russia's Sergei Lavrov said Moscow expected the current Afghan government to "deliver on their promises to come up with an inclusive government".
Pakistan's foreign minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said that ensuring peace in Afghanistan is the key to peace in the region and the world.