India reiterates support to Afghan peace process

New Delhi: Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, Monday reiterated the commitment of his country in the construction of a stable, prosperous, and peaceful Afghanistan.

When welcoming the head of Government of that central Asian nation, Abdullah Abdullah, Modi thanked the effort of Afghan authorities to protect the Indian consulate in the northern city of Mazar-e-Sharif, attacked last January 4, said the communique from the national Foreign Ministry.

For his part, the visitor thanked New Delhi for the development of the infrastructure in Afghanistan, and recalled the recent visit of Modi to Kabul.

The two heads of State exchanged points of views on the strengthening of strategic association, including bilateral and regional relations, added the communiqué.

Shortly after the meeting, Abdullah met with Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj.

The Afghan head of Government , who began a five-day visit yesterday , will travel to Jaipur city, about 200 kilometers south-western this capital, to attend a conference on the anti terror fight.

According to ANI news agency, Abdullah will make a speech at the meeting, which will have the presence of Indian President Pranab Mukherjee, and ministers of Defense and Interior, Manohar Parrikar, and Rajnath Singh., respectively.


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