11 Nov 2012

Karzai holding talks with PM in New Delhi

New Delhi:(Page3 News Network)-Visiting Afghan President Hamid Karzai is holding talks with Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh in New Delhi today.
A range of key issues of mutual interest including the India-Afghanistan strategic dialogue on bilateral and regional matters are likely to be discussed during the meeting. 

India will also ask for the safety of Indian nationals and Indian projects in Afghanistan. Our Correspondent reports that four pacts are likely to be signed between the two countries, including one in the mining field. Other agreements include in the field of youth affairs, small development projects and fertilizers. 
India last week cleared a 100-million Dollar aid for the third phase of Small Development Projects in the war -torn country. 
The projects implemented through local Afghan agencies and community organisations over a period of four years will directly benefit local communities across Afghanistan. 
Earlier in the morning, Mr Karzai was given ceremonial reception today at Rastrapati Bhawan in New Delhi. On this occasion he said friendship of India and Afghanistan will have new depth and new scope. Mr Karzai also visited Rajghat and offered floral tribute to Mahatma Gandhi.
Mr Karzai arrived in New Delhi yesterday on the second leg of his four day state visit to India. 
The Afghan President began his four day state visit from Mumbai on Friday where he held discussions with Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma and also interacted with the business community.

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