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India, Afghanistan sign agreements to boost bilateral cooperation

India and Afghanistan have signed an Extradition Treaty to facilitate exchange of wanted terrorists and criminals.

Moreover, both countries also signed agreements on peaceful uses of outer space technology and also on cooperation on commercial and civil matters.

These agreements were signed during Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani’s official state visit to India. He was on a visit to India from 14 to 15 September 2016.

Key Facts

  • Besides, during the meeting of President Ghani and Prime Minister Narendra Modi they sought faster implementation of the trilateral agreement among Iran, Afghanistan and India.
  • This trilateral agreement was signed between three countries in May 2016 with an aim to create a network of regional connectivity to landlocked Afghanistan through Chahbahar port.
  • Besides, India also extended a one-billion dollar to Afghanistan for capacity and capability building in areas like education, health, empowerment of women, skill development, energy and others.

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