Delhi, Kabul ink pact for visa-free travel of envoys

Prime Minister Narendra Modi met the Chief Executive Officer of Afghanistan, Abdullah Abdullah, and expressed his gratitude to the government and people of Afghanistan for their bravery in protecting Indians when the Indian consulate in Mazar-e-Sharif was attacked early this month.

An agreement for visa-free travel for diplomatic passport holders of the two countries was also exchanged in the presence of Modi and Abdullah Abdullah.

Abdullah Abdullah, who is on a five-day visit to India, recalled positively the maiden visit of Modi to Afghanistan in December last year. Modi’s visit has re-energised the strategic partnership between the two countries. He deeply appreciated the support being extended by India for infrastructure development and capacity building in Afghanistan.

Abdullah Abdullah is in India to attend a counter-terrorism conference being held in Jaipur where he will be presenting the key-note address.

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