Afghan Envoy Resigns on the Day President Ghani Visits India
Abdali’s resignation comes on the same day Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani met India’s PM Narendra Modi.
Afghanistan’s Ambassador to India Dr Shaida Abdali resigned on Wednesday, 19 September, as Afghan’s ambassador to India. The resignation from Abdali comes on the same day Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani visited India and met India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Tweeting his resignation out, Abdali wrote, “India not only gave me a home feeling but added a wealth of knowledge and plethora of experience to my over 2 decades long political career.”
The exceptional warmth, hospitality and friendship extended to me during my tenure will remain a hallmark in my political career for which I’m deeply grateful to the friendly people and government of India. Serving my country for years in India, I felt the need to return and serve my country from within.Shaida Abdali
Abdali also remarked on India-Afghanistan relations and said, “During my tenure, I have had the honour of witnessing our relations going from strength to strength. The limits to our exceptional relationship is only sky and I wish my successor all the best and success in this extremely important endeavour. Long Live India-Afghanistan friendship!”
On the same day, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani held talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday, 19 September. A host of issues, including regional security and the developmental partnership between the two neighbours were expected to be discussed.
Ghani and PM Modi further reviewed and assessed the progress of the strategic partnership between the two countries. They also expressed determination to strengthen connectivity, including through Chabahar port and air freight corridor.
(With inputs from PTI)
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