Afghanistan's Web Site Discussion Forum Homepage
Forum Home Forum Home > Afghanistan News > Afghanistan News
  New Posts New Posts RSS Feed - India taking 116 high-impact projects: Afghanistan
  FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Events   Register Register  Login Login


Please register to have your voices heard. Silence will not make the world a better place!

India taking 116 high-impact projects: Afghanistan

 Post Reply Post Reply
MateenK View Drop Down
Admin Group
Admin Group

Joined: 01-Jan-2011
Location: USA
Status: Offline
Points: 1570
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote MateenK Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: India taking 116 high-impact projects: Afghanistan
    Posted: 21-Sep-2017 at 4:59pm
India announces taking up 116 high-impact projects in Afghanistan
NEW YORK: India has announced taking up 116 "high impact community developmental projects" in 31 provinces of Afghanistan, weeks after US President Donald Trump sought New Delhi's help in the economic development of the war-torn country.
A decision in this regard was taken during a meeting between External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani here on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly session.
"India and Afghanistan agreed to take up 116 high impact community development projects to be implemented in 31 provinces of Afghanistan," external affairs ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar told reporters at a news conference here on Wedenesday.
"Over and above these high impact projects, India has also offered assistance for six new projects under granting aid assistance from India. One of them is low-cost housing for returning Afghan refugees, road connectivity, national Park and economic development," he said.
In the meeting, Kumar said Swaraj and Ghani discussed the new "development partnership" between the two countries, which was decided during the visit of Afghanistan's foreign minister Salahuddin Rabbani in New Delhi earlier this month.
The two leaders also discussed various aspect of peace and reconciliation process.
According to an Afghan presidential statement, the two sides talked over several topics of mutual and regional importance such as regional security, counter-corruption efforts and expansion of commercial ties between the two neighbours.
"They considered the new US strategy (announced by Trump last month) instrumental to the region," said a statement issued by the office of the Afghan President.
Ghani said that Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah is scheduled to visit India soon where he would hold talks with Indian business community and investors over trading opportunities, agriculture development, human capital, water management and enhancement of the air corridor, the statement said.
Swaraj commended the efforts of the Afghan government particularly of the president with regard to regional economic cooperation.
She said that regional economic cooperation and infrastructure opportunities are contributory towards regional stability and development, the Afghan presidential statement added.

Back to Top
Sponsored Links

Back to Top
 Post Reply Post Reply
  Share Topic   

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down

Forum Software by Web Wiz Forums® version 12.01
Copyright ©2001-2018 Web Wiz Ltd.

This page was generated in 0.201 seconds.
Abdul Raziq an Afghan Hero