Afghanistan’s National Security Advisor Dr. Hamdullah on Thursday left for India on an official visit to meet with his Indian counterpart Ajit Doval.

The Office of the National Security Council (ONSC) confirmed that Dr. Mohib has left for India on an official invitation from his Indian counterpart.

According to a statement released by Office of the National Security Council, Dr. Mohib will hold talks with his Indian counterpart regarding bilateral cooperation.

The Indian media outlets had earlier reported that Ajit Doval, the National Security Advisor of India would meet his Afghan counterpart Dr. Hamdullah Mohib to hold talks on bilateral security cooperation.

“The Afghan NSA is likely to hold parleys with his Indian counterpart Ajit Doval along with other senior military and political leadership,” sources privy of the development have told local media outlets in India.

India has played a major role in the reconstruction of Afghanistan since the fall of the Taliban regime and has invested over $2 billion in various reconstruction and infrastructure projects.

The government of India pledged a fresh aid package of $1 billion to support the reconstruction projects in Afghanistan during a visit by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani in late 2016.

The two countries have also developed a high level of cooperation in terms of military and security during the recent years.