India – Afghanistan Development Partnership

 

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  • US President Donald Trump urged India to do more in Afghanistan on “economic assistance and development”

India – Afghanistan development partnership

  • India recently stepped up its development partnership and committed to 116 new projects in Afghanistan
  • New Delhi also agreed to strengthen security cooperationand pointed out that the countries must stay united in dealing with the challenge posed by “cross-border terrorism” – an oblique reference to Pakistan.
  • The projects will be in the areas of education, health, agriculture, irrigation, drinking water, renewable energy, flood control, micro-hydropower, sports infrastructure and administrative infrastructure.
  • The two sides also signed four pacts,including one on vehicular movement to boost overland transitand another on a fresh batch of development projects by India in Afghanistan.
  • India agreed to extend further assistance for the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces in fighting the scourge of terrorism, organized crime, trafficking of narcotics and money laundering
  • Afghanistan stronglysupports India’s membership of the UN Security Council and other groupings and hoped that it would back Kabul’s entry into the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO).

 

 

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