National Security Adviser Ajit Doval visits Kabul, meets top Afghan leaders

National Security Adviser Ajit Doval visited Kabul in Afghanistan today for talks with the Afghan leadership during which both sides exchanged views on various facets of the bilateral strategic partnership and regional and global issues of mutual interest.
Mr. Doval called on Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah. He also met his counterpart Hanif Atmar, who hosted a working lunch for him, at which 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.
"They emphasised that bilateral and sincere regional cooperation is important for peace, security and stability in the region. Both sides welcomed the opportunities created by the new US strategy for bringing peace and security in Afghanistan. It was agreed to further strengthen strategic dialogue and consultations for achieving the shared objectives," a press release from the  Ministry of External Affairs said.
Mr. Doval extended invitation on behalf of Prime Minister Narendra Modi  President Ghani to visit India, which was accepted, the release added.


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