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India to support Afghan efforts to build a peaceful country

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

has reassured that it will continue to support it in its efforts to build a peaceful, stable and united country where the democratic and pluralistic aspirations of the people are

This was conveyed to Deputy Foreign Minister of Hekmat Karzai during his meetings here, the External Affairs Ministry spokesperson said, adding that the visiting minister also called on Minister of State M J Akbar. Karzai had Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar and Secretary (ER) Amar Sinha.

The minister also apprised the side of the present security situation and efforts being made by the of towards peace and reconciliation in the country.

"The Indian side reiterated its commitment to continue to support the and the people of in their efforts to build a peaceful, stable, prosperous and united country within which the democratic and pluralistic aspirations of people of country are met," he said.

Both sides exchanged views on the situation in and reviewed progress in implementation of the development cooperation projects and the decisions taken during the visits of President Ghani to last year, he said.

Asked if the two sides discussed the issue of an air corridor between the two countries, the spokesperson said all on-going cooperation matters figured during these meetings.

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First Published: Thu, March 16 2017. 19:58 IST