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Farewell Kabul! PM en route to Lahore for meeting with birthday boy 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.

india Updated: Dec 25, 2015 16:08 IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday left Kabul for Lahore, where he will meet his Pakistani counterpart, Nawaz Sharif.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday left Kabul for Lahore, where he will meet his Pakistani counterpart, Nawaz Sharif.(@MEAIndia)

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.

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.