President Ashraf Ghani: I thank every Indian for contributing $1 each to Afghanistan

24 October 2017, 07:01 PM

Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday arrived in New Delhi on a one-day working visit. He met President Ram Nath Kovind, PM Narendra Modi, and EAM Sushma Swaraj.  

During his meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Hyderabad House, President Ghani discussed a range of bilateral, regional, and global issues. 

The two leaders expressed their firm resolve to end the menace of terrorism. They also discussed ways to further the shared objective of promoting security and stability in Afghanistan. 

"Furthering 'neighbourhood first' policy with a strategic partner. Prime Minister Modi receives president Ghani at Hyderabad House," External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted.

"Prime Minister Modi and president Ghani discussed range of bilateral, regional and global issues, express firm resolve to end menace of terrorism," he added.

Ahead of his visit, the External Affairs Ministry had said both sides will have the opportunity to review the entire gamut of multifaceted bilateral strategic partnership, including the New Development Partnership.   

Ghani said India has reiterated support for negotiated political reconciliation in Afghanistan that is Afghan-led, Afghan-owned and Afghan-controlled.  

“India gave us USD 1 billion package of assistance for Brussels Conf. 2016. In effect, every Indian contributed $1. Thank you every Indian,” said Afghan president.

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First Published: Tuesday, October 24, 2017 06:00 PM
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