Bolstering bilateral ties Afghan Prez meets Modi

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New Delhi: Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday met his Indian counterpart Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Rashtrapati Bhavan here. President Ghani was also accorded a ceremonial reception here.

Earlier in the day, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj had called on President Ghani here before the delegation-level talks between both sides. Ghani is presently in New Delhi on a three-day visit and will have bilateral talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi today.

Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari would also call on the Afghan President at 4 p.m.Ghani will also address captains of Indian industry during his visit.

India and Afghanistan have a strong relationship based on historical and cultural links. The relationship is not limited to the government level only. Both nations have strengthened ties through a strategic partnership agreement inked in 2011.

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