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Indian, Afghan diplomats to enjoy visa-free travel

Mon, Feb 01, 2016, 01:23 PM
New Delhi, Feb 1: India and Afghanistan on Monday signed an agreement on allowing their diplomats visa-free travel.

The agreement was signed as Afghan Chief Executive Officer and Head of the Council of Ministers Abdullah Abdullah called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi here.

“Promoting stronger diplomatic ties. During CE @DrAAbdullah`'s visit, India & Afghanistan sign agreement on visa free travel for diplomats,” external affairs ministry spokesman Vikas Swarup tweeted

“Sustained engagement with Afghanistan. Chief Executive @DrAAbdullah meets PM @narendramodi in Delhi,” he stated in an earlier tweet.

Abdullah Abdullah, who arrived here on Sunday on a five-day visit to India, is also scheduled to meet External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj.

He will leave for Jaipur on Tuesday where he will attend a conference on counter-terrorism.

Abdullah Abdullah's visit to India comes in the wake of Prime Minister Modi's visit to Kabul in December when the new Afghan parliament building, constructed with India's aid, was inaugurated.
Agency: IANS

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