KABUL: The Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDS) are the righteous pillars of stability in Afghanistan, President Ashraf Ghani on Wednesday.
“The Afghan National and Defense Security Forces are the righteous pillars of Afghanistan’s stability and are fighting in the front lines against the regional and global terrorism,” Mr. Ghani said during a meeting with the Indian National Security Advisor, Mr. Ajit Doval at the Presidential Palace.
Both sides also discussed expansion of cooperation in countering terrorism between the two countries, and strengthening regional consensus on Afghan peace process, his spokesman Sediq Sediqqi said in a tweet.
The President also stressed that India and Afghanistan’s joint endeavors, in collaboration with the NATO and the U.S. could achieve more success in the fight against the terrorism.
The National Security Advisor, Hamdullah Mohib also met with Mr. Doval, discussing important issues surrendering extensive efforts in the fight against terrorism.
“Mohib hosted his Indian counterpart Ajit Doval and his high-level delegation from Delhi for a two-day visit in Kabul. The two sides held extensive conversations on issues of strategic mutual interest, including on synchronizing efforts to combat terrorism and build peace,” his office said in a statement.
On the same day, Mohib met with Chinese ambassador Mr. Wang Yu. “The ambassador expressed appreciation for Afghanistan’s cooperation on bilateral security issues. The two sides also exchanged views on large-scale economic and regional connectivity projects.”