First wheat consignment, India's gift to Afghanistan, says Sushma Swaraj
ANI | Updated: Oct 29, 2017 17:22 IST
New Delhi [India], October 29 (ANI): During the flag off of the first consignment of wheat from India to Afghanistan through Chabahar Port, External Affairs Minister (EAM) Sushma Swaraj on Sunday remarked that it is a gift from Indians to Afghans.
EAM Swaraj said, "The wheat that is leaving the Indian shores today, is a gift from the people of India to our Afghan brethren. It is testament to the continued commitment of the government and the people of India to support our Afghan brethren in building a normal, peaceful, prosperous, secure and bright future for themselves."
"The people of India, Afghanistan and Iran have been connected through centuries; shared commonalities of art and culture, ideas and knowledge; language and traditions. Today, we are rejuvenating these connects and commonalities. I believe that this is the starting point of our journey to realise the full spectrum of connectivity - from culture to commerce; from traditions to technology; from investments to IT; from services to strategy; and from people to politics, that has been visualised by Prime Minister Modi," Swaraj added.