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Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, Chief Executive of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, called on the President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, at Rashtrapati Bhavan today (September 28, 2017).

Welcoming Dr. Abdullah to India, the President said that India considers him a very close friend. We admire the selfless leadership that he has given through difficult times.

The President said that India considers not just a strategic partner, but a country very close to our hearts. People to people exchanges have provided a very strong foundation to India-relations. Rabindranath Tagores Kabuliwala resonates in the heart of every Indian. Every Indian instinctively trusts a person from Kabul.

The President said that a new development partnership between India and has been announced earlier this month. Both sides are embarking on new generation development projects aimed at supporting socio-economic development in India will continue to support in all possible ways.

The President said that India deeply respects the supreme sacrifice made by the Afghan National Defence and Security forces to fight the forces of terror. We are indebted to them for ensuring security of Indians and of our Mission and Consulates in India strongly condemns the acts of cross border terror perpetrated against the people of There is no doubt that the people of have suffered for a long time. Generations have been lost to terrorism. We empathise with their yearning for peace. We stand with the Government and people of in their quest for peace, stability and prosperity.

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First Published: Thu, September 28 2017. 00:20 IST