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Abdullah Meets Indian PM, Appeals For More Cooperation


Abdullah-and-MudiCEO of the National Unity Government (NUG), Abdullah Abdullah met with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday in India and thanked him for their economic and military aid to Afghanistan, the CEO's office said in a statement.

"The foundation of relations between the two friends and brotherly Afghanistan and India is strong. The relation and cooperation between the two countries should expand further," Abdullah said.
Abdullah also said that the provisions of strategic agreements between the two countries must be implemented and added that Afghanistan is prepared for this.

Modi also stressed the need for relations between the two countries to be strengthened and said that his country will help Afghanistan in economic and security sections, according to the statement.
The statement said that during the meeting Abdullah discussed peace talks progress, trilateral cooperation between India, Afghanistan and Iran over Chabahar port and about their challenges and opportunities.
Abdullah and Modi also agreed to visa free travel for diplomats.
Abdullah, who arrived in India on Sunday is on a five-day visit and will participate at a conference on counter-terrorism.
Abdullah Abdullah's visit to India comes in the wake of Modi's visit to Kabul in December when the new Afghan parliament building, constructed with India's help, was inaugurated.