Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar arrived in Kabul on Wednesday to hold talks with the Afghan leadership as part of his “SAARC Yatra” aimed at firming up India’s ties with members of the grouping while reviewing regional and bilateral cooperation.
Mr. Jaishankar, who flew into Kabul from Islamabad amid light snow in Kabul, was received by senior Afghan officials and Indian High Commissioner Amar Sinha at the airport.
“India Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar arrives in Kabul as a part of ‘SAARC Yatra’,” the Indian High Commission in Kabul tweeted.
FS >#India Dr Jaishankar in >#Afghanistan welcomed by >#Afghan Officials >@MEAIndia>pic.twitter.com/Whm0pbPZzu— Indian Embassy Kabul (@IndianEmbKabul) >March 4, 2015
Mr. Jaishankar began his meetings soon after his arrival.
He first called on Afghanistan’s Chief Executive Officer Abdullah Abdullah.
He will also hold talks with his Afghan counterpart and discuss regional and bilateral issues and later call on Afghan President Ashraf Ghani.
Mr. Jaishankar, who started his trip on Sunday with Bhutan and visited Bangladesh and Pakistan, will round off the first leg of his “SAARC Yatra” with Afghanistan.