Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday reiterated India’s strong support to Afghanistan in fighting terrorism. Prime Minister Modi, during his meeting with Afghan Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani, affirmed that New Delhi attaches highest priority to its ties with Kabul. He also reiterated India’s full support to the government and people of Afghanistan, including through humanitarian and development assistance, in their efforts to build a peaceful, united, democratic and prosperous nation.
Rabbani briefed Prime Minister Modi on the situation in Afghanistan and both agreed that the Afghan peace process has to be Afghan-led, Afghan-owned and Afghan-controlled. Rabbani is in India for the second meeting of the India- Afghanistan Strategic Partnership Council that he co-chairs with Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj.