‘Bilateral relations, regional cooperation, fight on terrorism discussed’
AT-KABUL: Indian National Security Adviser, Ajit Doval on Monday paid an official visit to Kabul on the invitation of his Afghan counterpart, Haneef Atmar, where he met with President Ashraf Ghani, and Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah.
During his meeting with President Ghani, both sides discussed bilateral ties, further cooperation and regional efforts against terrorism. Ghani and Doval welcomed the opportunities created by the new US strategy for bringing durable peace and stability in the region.
Moreover, the Indian delegation, headed by India’s National Security Adviser, Ajit Doval held meeting with Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, where they exchanged views and emphasized on strengthening bilateral relations and regional cooperation against terrorism.
In addition to that, a comprehensive meeting between the Afghan and Indian NSA was held at Atmar’s office, in which they agreed to further strengthen strategic dialogues and close consultations between the two sides to achieve the shared objectives.
They applauded the new US strategy on Afghanistan and South Asia in a bid to bring peace and security in Afghanistan.
Moreover, they highlighted importance of bilateral and meaningful regional cooperation for peace, security and stability in the region. During the meeting they exchanged views on various aspects of the bilateral strategic partnership, regional goals and global issues of mutual interests.
NSA Atmar hosted a working lunch for NSA Doval where the ministers of Defense, Interior, NSD Chief, Chief of Army Staff, Independent Directorate of Local Governance and senior officials of the National Security Council were present.
Ajit Doval extended invitation on behalf of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to President Ashraf Ghani to visit New Delhi, and this was accepted.