The International Contact Group (ICG) on Afghanistan and Pakistan will meet in New Delhi on Thursday which will be followed by another meeting of the senior officials of the countries involved with the Istanbul Process on Afghanistan on Friday.
US Deputy Special Representative for Afghanistan-Pakistan Laurel Miller was scheduled to arrive in New Delhi to attend two consecutive meetings on Afghanistan's future.
The two consecutive meetings were being held on Afghanistan at a time when the US was mounting pressure on President Hamid Karzai to sign the vital Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA).
The conclaves will be the first multinational gathering of 2014 for Afghanistan, which will witness both security and political transitions over the next 11 months.
It may be recalled that the ICG on Afghanistan and Pakistan is a bloc of 53 countries, which was initially launched as Special Representatives’ Group in 2009 and was later renamed as ICG on Afghanistan.