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Afghanistan Foreign Minister meets PM

Written by: Staff
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New Delhi, Jun 29 (UNI) Afghanistan Foreign Minister Dr Rangin Dadfar Spanta called on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh here this evening and discussed with him the latest political and security situation in the war-battered country besides bilateral and regional situation.

Sources said the two also discussed the matter of security for nearly 2000 Indian nationals working on various projects in Afghanistan.

Dr Spanta, who arrived here earlier in the day on a three-day visit, will meet Minister of State for External Affairs Anand Sharma tomorrow.

On Saturday, the Afghan Minister will give a lecture on 'Afghanistan's Foreign Policy' at the Indian Council for World Affairs (ICWA).

This is his first visit to India after assuming office on April 20. He was earlier Advisor to Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai on International Affairs from January 2005 to April this year when he took over as Foreign Minister, succeeding Dr Abdullah Abdullah.

India is one of the major contributors to Afghanistan's development.

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