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Modi reassures India's support to Afghanistan

Modi reassures India's support to Afghanistan

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Nov 26, 2014 - 19:22

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): In his meeting with President Ashraf Ghani, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said his country was a close ally of Afghanistaninfo-icon and would help continue to support Kabul in future.

President Ashraf Ghani met with Prime Minister Modi on the sidelines of the 18th South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARCinfo-icon) summit on Wednesday in Kathmandu, a statement from the Presidential Palace said.

 The two heads of the states discussed bilateral relations and wide ranging issues, including security, economy, trade and regional issues, the statement said.

“We are committed to our friendship and India will never leave Afghanistan alone in difficult times,” Modi remarked.

Ashraf Ghani hoped Afghanistan would a catalyst in fostering better ties among regional countries such as India and China.

He added that Afghanistan was rich in minerals and invited Indian investors to invest in mining sector of the country. They agreed to form a joint technical board to follow the details of the investments.

Prime Minister Modi also invited President Ghani to visit India at a time of mutual convenience. Ghani also held meetings with Bangladeshi and Bhutanese prime ministers in Katmandu.

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