Former Afghan Prez Hamid Karzai calls on PM

Former Afghan Prez Hamid Karzai calls on PM

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New Delhi, Aug 20 : Former President of Afghanistan Hamid Karzai met Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Monday. "The Prime Minister conveyed heartfelt greetings to the people of Afghanistan on behalf of 1.3 billion people of India and on his own behalf on 100 years of Independence of Afghanistan today," a statement from PMO said. The former Afghan President thanked India for "strong all-round support" and expressed happiness at the extra-ordinary goodwill between the people of two countries.

In tele talks with the US President Donad Trump, Prime Minister Modi reiterated the continued support of India for peace, security and stability of an inclusive, united, truly independent and democratic Afghanistan, the statement said. The Prime Minister reaffirmed India’s "longstanding and unwavering commitment" to work for united, secure, democratic and truly independent Afghanistan and also recalled that today (August 19) marked one hundred years of independence of Afghanistan.

The Modi-Trump talks happened on a day, it was announced that Mr Modi will undertake a week-long diplomatic outreach with world leaders including French President Emmanuel Macron from August 22 and two key Gulf nations-United Arab Emirates and Bahrain. UNI