India’s help is with no strings attached: Ashraf Ghani at Heart of Asia Summit

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Amritsar, Dec 4 President of Afghanistan Ashraf Ghani jointly inaugurated the session of the sixth Ministerial Conference of Heart of Asia with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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President Ghani began his speech by saying that, "India's help is with no strings attached."

Afghan President in his address said that, Pakistan has pledged 500 million dollars for Afghanistan's development, this amount Mr. Sartaj Aziz can be spent to contain extremism. Sartaj Aziz is Pakistani Minister of Foreign Affairs.

Ashraf Ghani further added that, "We need to identify cross-border terrorism and a fund to combat terrorism".

He further added that, "Amritsar enforces the value of restoring connectivity which is so crucial for the overall growth and economic prosperity of Afghanistan."

President Ghani during his speech stressed on terrorism and said that, "A key Taliban leader has himself admitted to getting sanctuary in Pakistan."

President Ghani expressed his concern with regards to terrorism by saying that about 30 terrorist groups, as named by the UN, are trying to establish a base in Afghanistan.

President Ghani lavishly praised India and said that, "The project of Chabahar Port between India, Afghanistan and Iran is very important to us for connectivity."

He concluded by saying that, "PM Modi, your words assure Afghan people of support of 1.25 billion Indian people. Your assistance will expand historic bond between the two nations."

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