Narendra Modi-Donald Trump meeting: India, US jointly agree to ensure stability in Afghanistan

Washington: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump on Monday agreed to continue strengthening coordination or ensuring peace and stability in Afghanistan as they expressed concern over rising instability in the war-torn country caused by terrorism.

 Narendra Modi-Donald Trump meeting: India, US jointly agree to ensure stability in Afghanistan

File image of Narendra Modi and Donald Trump. PTI

Trump thanked the Indian people for their "contributions to the effort in Afghanistan, and for joining us in applying new sanctions against the North Korean regime".

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump discussed in depth several regional issues, including Afghanistan during their meeting.

Modi said the rising instability in Afghanistan due to terrorism is a cause of mutual concern for both India and the US.

"India and the US have played a crucial role in the redevelopment of Afghanistan and its security. We will have close coordination, consultation and communication to achieve peace and stability in Afghanistan", Modi said.

Your guide to the latest election news, analysis, commentary, live updates and schedule for Lok Sabha Elections 2019 on firstpost.com/elections. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram or like our Facebook page for updates from all 543 constituencies for the upcoming general elections.

Updated Date: Jun 27, 2017 08:26:13 IST

Also See