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Afghanistan Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani has extended his country's support for India's permanent membership in United Nations Security Council.
He said Afghanistan's friendship with India does not mean hostility towards other countries in its neighborhood.
We support national peace and reconciliation in an atmosphere free from violence and within the framework of Afghanistan's Constitution."
Intensifying relationship with Afghanistan, Swaraj said New Delhi's friendship with Kabul is an article of faith which has a spiritual and civilisation connection with India.
"We commenced Air Freight Corridor in June 2017 to provide direct access to farmers of Afghanistan to the Indian markets. India-Afghanistan trade & investment show in New Delhi on September 27-30, 2017 will provide opportunity to bring businesses together," she said.
In the areas of connectivity and transit for Afghanistan, she announced that both the countries are expediting the development of Chahbahar Port in trilateral cooperation with Iran.
Swaraj also said that both ministers jointly agreed to embark on a New Development Partnership in keeping with the priorities of Afghanistan and the main focus will continue on building governance and democratic institutions; human resource capacity and skill development."
The two countries also signed four agreements in areas like health and transport.
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