India visit productive, PM Modi is leading our friendship with passion: Dr Abdullah

ANI | Updated: Sep 29, 2017 17:01 IST

New Delhi [India], September 29 (ANI): Afghan chief executive Abdullah Abdullah on Friday termed his India visit 'productive' and said that he discussed different aspects of India-Afghan relations with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

"I had a very good meeting with PM Modi and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. Prime Minister is leading our friendship with passion and he expressed his desire to help Afghanistan and its people to achieve its goals. Prime Minister is ready to support strategic and economic development partnership between the two countries," Abdullah said.

"Afghanistan welcomes the recognition of the rightful role of India as a global player but at the same time in this region it plays a very imminent economic force, it provides an opportunity for all those who are fighting against the stability of the region," Dr. Abdullah said, and added that this is a message for those who think they could come back by force.

"There is a real opportunity for all players in this region to make the right choices. Forces of evil in darkness cannot prevail forever, but at the same time they can create impediments hurdles , hindrances, which is a reality."

He said Afghanistan wants friendly relations with all nations in the region.

He said the relationship between Afghanistan and India has further strengthened in the last 16 years and it has made a difference to lives of millions of Afghans.

He further added that stability and prosperity in Afghanistan is in the interest of the region. (ANI)