India is here to contribute, not compete: PM Modi inaugurates Afghan Parliament

Kabul: Delegation-level bilateral talks between India and Afghanistan were held in Kabul on Friday, led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, followed by the Indian prime minister inaugurating the new Afghan parliament building built with Indian assistance.

Modi is visiting Kabul while on his way back to New Delhi from Moscow, where he went on a two-day visit beginning 23 December for the 16th annual India-Russia summit.

Ghani and PM Modi inaugurated the newly-built Afghan Parliament building, following which they toured the Parliament building and arrived at the main session hall in the presence of the guests, including member of the Afghan parliament, Khaama press reported.    Earlier in the day, External Affairs Ministry spokesman Vikas Swarup tweeted:

Modi arrived in Kabul in the wee hours of Friday morning and was greeted warmly by the Afghan president.

The prime minister then proceeded to Dilkosha Palace the Afghan presidential office, for the bilateral talks.

With inputs from IANS

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Updated Date: Dec 25, 2015 14:05:02 IST