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PM promises strong support to Afghan's fight against terror

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Prime Minister Modi today said attaches the highest priority to its ties with and promised strong support to the trouble- torn country's fight against "imposed" on it.

Modi, while receiving Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani here, also reiterated India's full support to the and people of Afghanistan, including through humanitarian and development assistance, in their efforts to build a peaceful, united, democratic and prosperous nation, a PMO statement said.

During the meeting, Rabbani briefed the prime minister on the situation in

"Both agreed that the peace process has to be Afghan-led, Afghan-owned and Afghan-controlled," the statement said.

It said Modi affirmed that attaches the highest priority to its ties with

"The prime minister reiterated India's strong support to Afghanistan in fighting imposed on that country and its people," the statement added.

Rabbani is in for the 2nd meeting of the India- Afghanistan Strategic Partnership Council that he co-chairs along with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj.

Earlier, after the Strategic Partnership Council meeting, Rabbani said India and Afghanistan have agreed to strengthen security cooperation.

"India has further agreed to provide assistance to national defence forces," he said.

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First Published: Mon, September 11 2017. 18:22 IST