October 8, 2020 1:30:24 am
Abdullah Abdullah, chairman of the High Council for National Reconciliation in Afghanistan, met NSA Ajit Doval in New Delhi on Wednesday and discussed the peace process in the war-torn country.
He will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday.
Doval was accompanied by Chief of Defence Staff Gen Bipin Rawat, Army chief Gen M M Naravane, Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla, and Joint Secretry (Pakistan-Afghanistan-Iran) in MEA, J P Singh among others.
“Had a constructive discussion with Ajit Doval, the NSA of India. We discussed the Afghan Peace Process, & the talks in Doha. He assured me of India’s full support for the peace efforts, & that any peace settlement acceptable to Afghans, will have the support of India,” Abdullah tweeted.
“He further stated that his country is in favor an independent, democratic, sovereign & peaceful Afghanistan, where no terrorists can operate.
“I thanked India for the invitation, its continued support for Afghanistan, & its constructive role in peace efforts,” he tweeted.
Abdullah, who reached Delhi on Tuesday, will also meet External Affairs minister S Jaishankar.
During his stay, he will exchange views with the Indian leadership on the Afghan peace process, peace talks in Doha, regional support for the process, and overall bilateral relations between the two countries.
Abdullah, before reaching India, had stated: ‘India is a strategic partner of Afghanistan, & has continuously supported the government & people of Afghanistan.
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