Modi vows strong support to Afghan’s fight against terror

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 12 Sep 2017 09:30:12

 


 

NEW DELHI, 

Modi and Afghan Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani agreed that the Afghan peace process has to be Afghan-led, Afghan-owned and Afghan-controlled

PRIME Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said that India attaches the highest priority to its ties with Afghanistan and promised strong support to the troubletorn country’s fight against terrorism “imposed” on it.

Modi, while receiving Afghan Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani here, also reiterated India’s full support to the Government and people of Afghanistan, including through humanitarian and development assistance,in their efforts to build a peaceful, united, democratic and prosperous nation, a PMO statement said.

During the meeting, Rabbani briefedthePrimeMinisteronthe situation in Afghanistan. “Both agreed that the Afghan peace process has to be Afghanled, Afghan-owned and Afghancontrolled,” the statement said. ItsaidModiaffirmedthatIndia attaches the highest priority to its ties with Afghanistan.

“The Prime Minister reiterated India’s strong support to Afghanistan in fighting terrorism imposed on that country and its people,” the statement added. Rabbani is in India forthe 2nd meeting of the India-Afghanistan Strategic Partnership Council that he co-chairs along with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj.

Earlier, after the Strategic Partnership Council meeting, Rabbani said India and Afghanistan have agreed to strengthen security cooperation. “India has further agreed to provide assistance to Afghan national defence forces,”he said.