Ghani to leave for India today

Written by The Frontier Post

Monitoring Desk

KABUL: President Ashraf Ghani is leaving for India on a state visit today (Wednesday) and will meet with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, an official said Tuesday.

Haroon Chakhansori, a presidential spokesman, told Afghan News, President Ghani would have a special meeting with the Indian Prime Minister during his visit.

Ghani would also deliver a speech during a reception in his honor by the India Foundation, a think tank in Hyderabad city, he said.

The president would answer questions from participants of the India Foundation meeting and then return to the country, Chakhansori added. He said the president would be accompanied by a number of officials during his trip.

The India media said the Afghan President is coming to New Delhi to discuss security cooperation with the Indian leadership and also to request it to expedite work on various India-supported infrastructure projects, including the Chabahar Port.

Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale had last week visited Kabul to extend an invitation to Ghani on behalf of Modi to visit India.

The visit is expected to build upon the recent high-level bilateral exchanges between the two countries.



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