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Doval holds talks on counter-terrorism, peace with Afghan leaders

New Delhi: National Security Advisor Ajit Doval met Afghan officials during his two-day trip to Kabul and discussed counter-terrorism cooperation between the two countries.

Doval met President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on Wednesday and discussed efforts for building a regional consensus on supporting peace in Afghanistan, according to a statement of the president’s office.

President Ghani said the Afghan Defence and Security Forces are guarantors of stability in Afghanistan, and are at the forefront of war against regional and global terrorism.

He added that Afghanistan and India in joint efforts with NATO and the United States will be able to succeed in the fight against terrorism, the statement said.

Doval said that India is willing to continue its cooperation with Afghanistan and is ready to continue talks on the common interests.

Doval and his high-level delegation was hosted by his Afghan counterpart Hamidullah Mohib.

“The two sides had extensive conversations on issues of strategic mutual interest, including on synchronizing efforts to combat terrorism and build peace,” Mohib’s office said in a tweet.

He also had talks with Abdullah Abdullah, chairman of the High Council for National Reconciliation in Afghanistan.

“We exchanged views on the Peace Process, the beginning of 2nd round of talks, & the role of India in establishing peace in AFG. I thanked India for its principled position on supporting the peace process,” Abdullah later tweeted.

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