Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday spoke in Amritsar at the Heart of Asia conference. Modi and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Sunday held bilateral talks focusing on a range of key issues including boosting trade and investment, India’s reconstruction activities in the war-ravaged country and ways to strengthen defence and security partnership.
Here are the Live updates:
#Pleasure to jointly inaugurate the session of 6th Ministerial Conference of Heart of Asia with friend and partner Afghanistan President.
#Amritsar enforces the value of restoring connectivity which is so crucial for the overall growth and economic prosperity of Afghanistan.
#Our words and actions remain focus on building, strengthening & securing Afghan’s territory and its citizens from external threats.
#Our gathering today re-affirms the commitment of the international community to durable peace & lasting stability in Afghanistan.
#We must demonstrate strong collective will to defeat terrorism.
#We must demonstrate strong collective will to defeat terror networks that cause bloodshed and spread fear.
#Silence and inaction against terrorism in Afghanistan and our region will only embolden terrorists and their masters.
#We should all work to build stronger positive connectivity between Afghanistan and other countries of the region.
#On India’s part, our commitment to our brave Afghan brothers and sisters is absolute and unwavering.
#Terrorism and externally induced instability pose the gravest threat too Afghanistan’s peace, stability and prosperity.
#As such, support for voices of peace in Afghanistan alone is not enough. It must be backed by a resolute action.
#Not just against forces of terrorism but also against those who support, shelter and finance them.
#Our bilateral and regional commitments of material assistance for Afghanistan’s development needs must continue and increase.
#Herat India-Afghanistan dam aka Salma dam that was launched a few months ago will help revive economic activity for the people there.
#Parliament building in Kabul represents our strong commitment to Afghanistan’s democratic future