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India, Afghan discuss on firming up bilateral ties

India and Afghanistan hold discussions on firming up bilateral cooperation and the situation in the war-torn country and its neighbourhood.
PTI | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 31, 2008 02:21 PM IST

India and Afghanistan on Saturday held discussions on firming up bilateral cooperation and the situation in the war-torn country and its neighbourhood.

Chairman of the Upper House of Afghan Parliament Hazarat Sibghatullah Mojadidi met Vice President Hamid Ansari and held discussions on improving bilateral relations besides Indian assistance to Afghanistan in the reconstruction of the war-torn country.

The situation in Afghanistan and neighbouring countries was also discussed.

Mojadidi, who was accompanied by two Afghan Parliamentarians, met Ansari for nearly 40 minutes during which training of Afghan Parliamentarians and staff was also discussed.

Besides helping in the reconstruction of the country, India has also been imparting training to staffers as well as material and technical support to the Afghan Parliament.

Mojadidi, who is leading a five-member delegation, is on a three-day visit to India.

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