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Ajit Doval visits Afghanistan to discuss bilateral strategic partnership

Ajit Doval visits Afghanistan to discuss bilateral strategic partnership

Kabul: National Security Adviser of India Ajit Doval paid a visit to Afghanistan on Monday at the invitation of the NSA, Afghanistan Hanif Atmar to discuss the bilateral strategic partnership and regional and global issues of mutual interest.

Doval was called on the Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Dr Abdullah Abdullah.

Atmar hosted a working lunch for Doval where the Ministers of Defence, Interior, NDS, Chief of Army Staff, Independent Directorate of Local Governance and senior officials of the National Security Council were also present.

Both sides exchanged views on various facets of the bilateral strategic partnership and regional and global issues of mutual interest.

They emphasised that bilateral and sincere regional cooperation is important for peace, security and stability in the region.

Both sides also welcomed the opportunities created by the new United States strategy for bringing peace and security in Afghanistan. It was agreed to further strengthen strategic dialogue and consultations for achieving the shared objectives.

Doval extended invitation on behalf of the Prime Minister of India to Ghani to visit India.

The invitation was accepted by the Afghani President. (ANI)