PM Modi, Ashraf Ghani discuss Afghan situation

“The two leaders discussed the current situation in Afghanistan with specific reference to fighting terrorism, and promoting peace, stability and reconciliation there,” sources said.

Written by Shubhajit Roy | New Delhi | Published:June 10, 2017 12:17 am
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PRIME MINISTER Narendra Modi and Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani on Friday agreed that India’s entry into SCO as a full member would promote closer cooperation within SCO, including on one of the main priorities, “fighting terrorism”, sources said.

In his bilateral meeting with Ghani on Friday on the margins of the SCO summit, Modi strongly condemned the recent spate of terrorist attacks in Kabul and other parts of Afghanistan, and expressed India’s sincere condolences on loss of hundreds of innocent lives and injury to several more.

“The two leaders discussed the current situation in Afghanistan with specific reference to fighting terrorism, and promoting peace, stability and reconciliation there,” sources said.

The PM assured President Ghani that 1.25 billion Indians stood by Afghanistan in addressing the challenge of terrorism.

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