President Ghani Meets His Indian Counterpart

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Wednesday, 29 April 2015 09:07 Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 April 2015 12:30 Written by Farid Hussainkhail

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, who is on a three-day official visit to India, met with his Indian counterpart Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday.

India's President said the meeting had been one of significance for the development of strong relations between Kabul and New Delhi.

Ghani meanwhile noted his appreciation of India and praised India's support of Afghanistan.

Earlier in the day Ghani met with the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Together, the two leaders put flowers on the grave of Mahatma Gandhi, and then went into talks for over two hours with Indian politicians and officials.

In a joint press conference with Modi after the talks, Ghani said that Afghanistan has opened a new page of relations with India and is optimistic about India's efforts with Afghanistan's security.

Modi said that Afghanistan will never be forgotten and that security would only help the country. Military aid, efforts of bringing peace and stability in Afghanistan and the creation of a trade route through to Chabahar port were among the topics mentioned by Modi.

Ghani's trip to India comes at a time when India's concerns mount over its role in the region. Analysts have said that India is ready to equip Afghanistan Security Forces if asked and to help train members in India if needed.

Source : tolonews[dot]com
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