Kabul attack forces Afghanistan chief executive Abdullah to delay India visit

Afghanistan Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah was scheduled to arrive New Delhi on Wednesday on three-day official visit, during which he had to attend 'India Afghanistan Trade and Investment Show'.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Published: September 28, 2017 1:39 am
Afghanistan Chief Executive, Abdullah Abdullah, Abdullah Abdullah india visit, India-Afghanistan, world news External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj with Chief Executive Officer and Head of the Council of the Ministers of Afghanistan, Abdullah Abdullah during a meeting in New Delhi on Monday. (Source: PTI/File)

Afghanistan Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah could not attend ‘India Afghanistan Trade and Investment Show’ today due to a terrorist attack at Kabul Airport and will be now arriving on Thursday. Afghanistan has gone through some of the worst challenges in the history, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said. “The fact that Abdullah could not arrive today in time, and we are all relieved that he will be here tomorrow morning. In fact (the attack) is part of continued test and pressure that the country has been going through,” he said.

Abdullah was scheduled to arrive New Delhi today on three-day official visit, during which he had to attend ‘India Afghanistan Trade and Investment Show’ here.

However, rocket attack at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul today just after NATO leader Jens Stoltenberg and US defence secretary General James Mattis landed in Afghanistan forced Abdullah to delay India visit.

During his visit, Abdullah will call on President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will also meet him.

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