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India reiterates support for secure, stable Afghanistan

IANS  |  New Delhi 

on Friday reiterated its support for a secure and stable during a meeting between and here.

The two leaders exchanged views on the situation in Afghanistan, a statement by the said.

"Afghan shared his assessment of the recent initiatives of the for internal reconciliation; efforts to combat terrorism which receives support from safe havens sanctuaries beyond Afghanistan; and efforts to combat the menace of opium cultivation and drugs trafficking which goes into funding terrorism against the Afghan people," the statement said.

It also said that Bahrami "appreciated the positive and constructive support extended by for economic development and reconstruction in Afghanistan".

"He highlighted that the people and the would like to continue to play greater role," it said.

India is a major development aid partner for the war-ravaged South Asian nation.

On her part, appreciated the courage with which the Afghan defence forces were defending their country and making supreme sacrifices.

"She conveyed India's support for the efforts of the government and the people of for building a peaceful, secure, stable, united, inclusive and prosperous nation," the statement said.

Bahrami is visiting India to attend the ongoing DefExpo, India's defence trade exhibition, held near Chennai. He had earlier met his Indian counterpart



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First Published: Fri, April 13 2018. 22:06 IST