Abdullah to attend counterterrorism conference in India
KABUL (Pajhwok): Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, at the head of a high-level delegation, on Sunday left for India to participate in a counter-terrorism conference, his office said.
The CEO during his four-day visit will attend the conference in Jaipur and deliver a speech on behalf of the Afghan people and government. Abdullah would call for support and cooperation of all participating countries to seriously fight against terrorism, the statement said.
During the visit, Dr. Abdullah will be meeting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj, National Security Adviser Ajit Doval and a number of other high-ranking government officials and businessmen.
In the meetings, they will discuss bilateral relations between Afghanistan and India in political and economic areas and a memorandum of understanding will be signed to remove political visas between the two countries, the statement said.
According to the programme, in the presence of Abdullah and Modi, a memorandum of understanding will also be signed between officials of the Afghan Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India.
At the joint meeting of the two Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Abdullah will deliver a speech and will discuss with Indian officials how Afghanistan and India can jointly make use of the Chabahar Port.
Abdullah is accompanied by Commerce and Industry Minister Homayun Rasa and members of the Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry, a number of traders and Dr. Mujeeb Rahman Rahimi, Head of the Directorate of Communications and Office of the Spokesperson at the Office of the Chief Executive.
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