India and Afghanistan inked a pact for visa-free travel by their diplomats following Afghan Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah’s meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi during which they discussed key bilateral and regional issues including security cooperation.
It is learnt that during the meeting Mr. Abdullah thanked Mr. Modi for consistent assistance from India in various spheres including defence and for meeting his country’s developmental needs. India had given three multi—role Mi—35 helicopters to Afghanistan in December for combating terrorism in the war—torn country.
Later, the visiting leader held talks with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj during which they discussed the security situation, Afghan peace process, internal political situation in the strife—ravaged country as also the regional security situation, official sources said.
“The two leaders also discussed the role of international community to ensure peace and stability in Afghanistan and to defeat challenge of terrorism,” sources said.
February 2016, Agreements