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India-Afghanistan inked agreements to enhance bilateral cooperation

The two nations signed the extradition treaty, agreement on cooperation in civil and commercial matters and the MoU on Cooperation in Peaceful Uses of Outer Space.

Sep 14, 2016 17:00 IST
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India-AfghanistanIndia and Afghanistan on 14 September 2016 signed an Extradition Treaty to facilitate exchange of wanted terrorists and criminals.

The two nations also inked agreements on peaceful uses of outer space and on cooperation on civil and commercial matters.

The treaties were signed during Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani’s visit to India. He was on a visit to India from 14-15 September 2016.

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In addition, during the meeting the two leaders President Ghani and Prime Minister Narendra Modi sought faster implementation of the trilateral agreement among Afghanistan, Iran and India. This agreement was reached in May 2016 with an aim of creating a network of regional connectivity around Iran’s Chahbahar port.

Besides, India also extended a one-billion dollar to Afghanistan for capacity and capacity building in areas like empowerment of women, education, skill development, health, energy and others. Prime Minister Modi also proposed to supply world class and easily affordable medicines from India and cooperation in solar energy through mutually agreed instruments.

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