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President Ghani Meets Indian PM Modi

(Last Updated On: September 19, 2018)

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani met Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Hyderabad House in New Delhi on Wednesday.

President Ghani arrived in Delhi on Wednesday morning for a day-long visit.

“Representing the government and the people of Afghanistan, President Ghani shared his sadness with the people of India for the damage caused by the flood, adding that friendly and bilateral relations between Afghanistan and India are developing every day” the Presidential Palace said in a press release.

During the meeting, the two sides discussed the strengthening of friendly relations and bilateral cooperation between Afghanistan and India, the joint efforts for fight against terrorism, the development of economic and transit cooperation, regional integration, the development of the Afghanistan-India airfield, higher, professional and online education, as well as joint investment on various sectors.

The Indian Prime Minister declared that his country is ready to financially and technically assist the Afghan government and its people in various fields, especially the construction of the Shatot dam and canals, solar energy and water pumps, drinking water and the implementation of 160 projects in the villages, the transportation system, the restoration of 350 municipal vehicles and the provision of 1,000 national vehicles and processing food.

Ghani and Modi reached an agreement that the technical teams of Afghanistan and India jointly work on the processing of gemstones, exports and pharmaceuticals.

They also agreed to increase the number of flights in order to develop the Air Corridor between Afghanistan and India, including Herat-Amrtsar that the flights will start to other cities.

Modi further added that the program of scholarships for Afghanistan has been extended for another 5 years, and Afghan officials will be trained in various skills fields.

President Ghani also called the exhibition of Afghan-Indian Investors in Mumbai effective for the economic growth of the two countries.

He praised India’s cooperation in various sectors, especially the implementation of infrastructure projects of Afghanistan, adding the valuable Indian aid would bring positive changes and welfare in the lives of Afghan people.

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