Afghan President Ghani lands in New Delhi; meets Indian foreign minister
Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani met Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj in New Delhi on Tuesday (October 24) and discussed bilateral and regional issues.
Ghani is on a one-day working visit to India.
Indian foreign ministry spokesman Raveesh Kumar tweeted, ” Neighbourhoodfirst. EAM @SushmaSwaraj calls on visiting Afghan President Ashraf Ghani in New Delhi. Bilateral & regional issues discussed.”
During his visit, Ghani will meet his Indian counterpart Ram Nath Kovind and will also hold talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who will also host lunch in the honour of the Afghan leader.
Ghani will also give a public address at Vivekanand International Foundation, a private think tank, in the national capital.
India and Afghanistan share a strong relationship. India has played a significant role in the reconstruction and rehabilitation of Afghanistan.
According to the Indian Foreign Ministry, New Delhi’s extensive developmental assistance programme for Afghanistan now stands at around $2 billion.