Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday left Kabul for Lahore, where he will meet his Pakistani counterpart, Nawaz Sharif.
Modii was seen off at the airport by Afghan Chief Executive Officer Abdullah Abdullah. Modi will meet Sharif on the latter’s birthday during a brief stopover in Lahore before heading for New Delhi.
PM Narendra Modi takes off from Kabul enroute to Lahore pic.twitter.com/iDptO01KYN— ANI (@ANI_news) December 25, 2015
In Kabul, Modi addressed the Afghan parliament after jointly inaugurating its new building with President Ashraf Ghani.
Earlier on Friday, Modi, who reached Afghanistan in the morning from Moscow, tweeted that he spoke to Sharif over telephone and greeted him on his birthday.
“Looking forward to meeting Sharif in Lahore today afternoon when I will drop by on my way back to Delhi,” he tweeted taking everybody by surprise.
Modi will be the first Indian prime minister to visit Pakistan after Atal Bihari Vajpayee in 2004.