Afghan delegation meets Home Minister

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New Delhi, Jul 24 (UNI) A high level delegation from Afghanistan today met Home Minister Shivraj Patil and discussed the security situation in that country especially Indians and their properties in view of the recent terror attack on Indian Mission in Kabul which killed over 40 people including a senior diplomat and the military attache.

The seven-member delegation from Afghanistan was led by their Minister and Diector General Independent Directorate of Local Governance Jelani Popal.

The two leaders exchanged views about the structure, power and functions of local bodies in the two countries. Both the leaders expressed their desire to further strengthen the bilateral relations between India and Afghanistan.

Those present at the meeting included Secretary Border Management in the Home Ministry Jarnail Singh.

The security of the people in trouble-torn Afghanistan has been highlighted by the terror attack on Indian Mission. Following the incident Foreign Secretary Shiv Shankar Menon along with senior ITBP officials had visited Afghanistan and India was considering to increase the presence of its paramilitary forces there to protect its people and installation.

India has been coordinating the reconstruction process in Afghanistan due to which it has been increasingly under attack by Taliban-supported terror groups.


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