Prime Minister meets Dr Abdullah Abdullah, the Chief Executive of Afghanistan

Published By : Admin | February 1, 2016 | 15:42 IST
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Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi met the Chief Executive of Afghanistan, Dr Abdullah Abdullah today.

Prime Minister extended a warm welcome to Dr Abdullah who would be delivering a Keynote Address at the Conference on Counter-terrorism-2016 being held in Jaipur.

Dr Abdullah Abdullah recalled positively the maiden and successful visit of the Prime Minister to Afghanistan in December 2015. He said that the visit reenergised the strategic partnership between the two countries. He deeply appreciated the support being extended by India for infrastructure development and capacity building in Afghanistan.

Prime Minister expressed deep gratitude towards the Government and the National Security Forces of Afghanistan for their bravery and sacrifice in order to protect the Indians, especially during the attack on the Indian Consulate in Mazar-e-Sharif on January 4-5, 2016. Prime Minister reiterated India's commitment to extend all possible support to the efforts of the Afghan people in building a peaceful, stable, prosperous, inclusive and democratic country.

The two leaders shared views on further deepening the strategic partnership, both in the bilateral and regional context.

An Agreement for visa free travel for diplomatic passport holders of the two countries was exchanged in the presence of the two leaders.

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“Resilience and unity of the Manipuri people in the face of ups and downs of their history is their true strength”
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The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has congratulated the people of Manipur on the 50th statehood day of Manipur. Speaking on the occasion, he paid tribute to the sacrifices and efforts of each and every person who contributed to this glorious journey. He termed the resilience and unity of the Manipuri people in the face of ups and downs of their history as their true strength. He reiterated his continued efforts to get first-hand account of expectations and aspirations of the people of the state that enabled him to get a better understanding of their feelings and expectation and find ways to tackle the problems of the state. He expressed happiness that Manipuri people could fulfil their greatest desire for peace. “Manipur deserves peace and freedom from closures and blockades”, he said.

The Prime Minister said that the government is committed to make Manipur the sports powerhouse of the country. He said that sons and daughters of Manipur have brought laurels in the sports field and in the light of their passion and potential India’s first sports university was established in the state. He also remarked on the Manipur’s youth’s success in the start-up sphere. He underlined the government’s commitment for the promotion of the local handicraft.

The Prime Minister stressed Manipur’s key role in the vision of making the North-East the center of Act East policy. He said under the ‘double-engine’ government, Manipur is getting long awaited facilities like Railways. Thousands crore rupees worth connectivity projects are underway in the state including Jiribam-Tupul-Imphal railway line. Similarly, with Imphal airport getting international status, connectivity of North-Eastern states with Delhi, Kolkata and Bengaluru has improved. Manipur will also benefit from India-Myanmar-Thailand tri-lateral highway and upcoming 9 thousand crore natural gas pipeline in the region.

The Prime Minister said that obstacles in the growth journey of the state have been removed and next 25 years are the Amrit Kaal of Manipur’s development. He concluded by wishing for the state’s double-engine growth.