Modi-Ghani talks to focus on terror

Ashraf Ghani

Ashraf Ghani  

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani will hold detailed talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday on furthering the shared objective of promoting security and stability in Afghanistan, and efforts to combat terrorism.

The External Affairs Ministry said on Monday the Afghan President would be in New Delhi on a one-day working visit at the invitation of the Prime Minister. The invitation was extended by National Security Adviser Ajit Doval during his Kabul trip on October 16.

During his visit, President Ghani will meet with his Indian counterpart, President Ram Nath Kovind.

He will then have delegation level talks with Mr Modi, who will also host a lunch in his honour, an official statement said.

“Both sides will have the opportunity to review the entire gamut of multifaceted bilateral strategic partnership, including the New Development Partnership,” the statement said.

The visit will build upon the recent high-level bilateral exchanges between the two countries, including the recent visit of Afghan Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah.

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