AT-KABUL: The former President Hamid Karzai, and the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi the other day held a meeting in New Delhi, where the two sides discussed bilateral ties and shared views on security situations in Afghanistan and in the region.
“Delighted to meet my friend Hamid Karzai in New Delhi, PM Narendra Modi, who also hosted dinner for the ex-Afghan President, tweeted.
During the meeting, the two prominent leaders discussed strategic bilateral relations, comprising New Delhi’s development assistance to Afghanistan and India’s cooperation in other key areas. According to officials, the two sides also shared opinions on security situations in Afghanistan and in the region. They agreed to further bolster bilateral relations and productive cooperation in a number of areas.
Commenting into his India’s visit, the former Afghan President Hamid Karzai displayed a message on his official Twitter account, “An honor and pleasure to meet our great friend PM, Narendra Modi in New Delhi.” “Thanking PM Modi for the gracious hospitality extended to us,” Karzai twitted.
Karzai, in his message said, “Discussed the deepening bilateral relations.”
Moreover, the Indian Ambassador to Kabul, Manpreet Vohra also held a meeting with the ex-Afghan President in his office before his departure to New Delhi.
Hamid Karzai, serving his national responsibilities has been struggling for improving Afghanistan’s relations with the regional and international community and seeking their support to establish durable peace and stability in Afghanistan. Karzai has repeatedly wanted the regional and international big powers and rivals to let Afghanistan to be a center of cooperation, instead of confrontation. India’s role in developing larger consensus in Afghanistan is of tremendous importance, needs to be played.