DELHI, India – Chairman of the High Council for National Reconciliation Abdullah Abdullah met with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi Thursday, discussing latest development on Afghan peace process and current situation of the talks in Doha.
“In our friendly discussion we took stock of the latest developments on the #AfghanPeaceProcess, the talks in Doha, & India’s support for the peace efforts,” Abdullah said in a tweet earlier this day.
“HE PM assured me of India’s continued support for the peace process, & Afghanistan,” he addd. “I thanked him & the people of India for the invitation, & generous hospitality. I also thanked India for its principled position on the #AfghanPeaceProcess.”
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Chairman of the High Council for National Reconciliation Abdullah Abdullah met with National Security Advisor of India Ajit Doval Wednesday, discussing Afghan peace process and current situation of the talks in Doha.
Doval assured India’s full support for the peace efforts, and that “any peace settlement acceptable to Afghans, will have the support of India,” Abdullah said in a tweet later that night.
“He [Doval] further stated that his country is in favor an independent, democratic, sovereign & peaceful Afghanistan, where no terrorists can operate,” he added. “I thanked India for the invitation, its continued support for Afghanistan, & its constructive role in peace efforts.”
Abdullah will meet India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar in New Delhi.
He will exchange views with the leadership of the Republic of India on peace talks in Doha, regional support for the process, and overall bilateral relations between the two countries.
“India is a strategic partner of AFG, & has continuously supported the government & people of AFG,” Abdullah said in a tweet prior to his departure from Afghanistan Tuesday. “Our historical relations with India is very important to us, & the role of India in establishing a lasting peace in AFG & the region is vital.”