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PM to inaugurate Salma Dam in Afghanistan

nation Updated: Jun 03, 2016 09:02 IST

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Afghanistan on Saturday where he will hold talks with President Ashraf Ghani and inaugurate the Afghan-India Friendship Dam, earlier known as the Salma Dam, in Herat province, the external affairs ministry announced on Thursday. Ministry spokesman Vikas Swarup said the meeting between Modi and Ghani will also provide an opportunity to discuss the current situation in Afghanistan and how the two countries can cooperate to promote peace and stability in that country. Afghanistan is part of Modi’s five-nation trip beginning June 4 which will also cover Qatar, Switzerland, the US and Mexico.

First Published: Jun 03, 2016 09:02 IST