Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj on Thursday met Afghan Chief Executive Officer Abdullah Abdullah to “strengthen strategic partnership” between the two countries.
“Strengthening strategic partnership with a close neighbour. EAM @SushmaSwaraj held discussions with Dr. Abdullah Abdullah,CEO of Afghanistan,” Raveesh Kumar, spokesperson of external affairs ministry tweeted.
— Raveesh Kumar (@MEAIndia) September 28, 2017
Abdullah is being accompanied by some 200 Afghan businessmen and arrived in New Delhi on Wednesday to attend a trade show and hold talks with Indian officials.
Abdullah is seeking to expand cooperation between the two countries in the economic sector, including the carpet industry and the establishment of a joint chamber of commerce and industries, TOLONews reported.
Jawid Faisal, deputy spokesman for the CEO, said that “this trip aims to strengthen and expand Afghanistan’s economic ties with India.”