New Delhi, Dec. 6 -- : Flagging the persistence of terrorist networks in Central Asia, including in Afghanistan, National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval on Tuesday emphasised on making countering of terror financing a priority for India and other countries in the region.

Addressing the inaugural meeting of "National Security Advisers/Secretaries of Security Councils" with his counterparts from from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, Doval said, "Afghanistan is an important issue concerning us all."

"India's concerns and objectives ...and immediate priority and the way forward, are similar to many of those around the table," Doval said.

Turkmenistan was represented by its ambassador to India.

Underlining that a peacefu...