India committed to help redefine Afghanistan’s future: Modi

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Herat (Afghanistan), June 4 (IANS) India is committed to restore hope and redefine war-torn Afghanistan’s future, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday, after inaugurating a dam built with Indian assistance here.

Modi said he had not come to Afghanistan just to launch the Afghan-India Friendship Dam, also known as Salma Dam.

“We are reviving a region, renewing life, restoring hope and redefining Afghanistan’s future,” Modi said in a brief speech after the inauguration ceremony with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani.

He said the two nations have “come together to honour and celebrate Afghan determination to build a future of prosperity”.

“This dam has not been built by bricks and mortar, but by faith of our friendship and valour of Afghans and Indians,” said the Prime Minister.

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Modi left early Saturday for Afghanistan, the first leg of a five-nation tour that will also take him to Qatar, Switzerland, the US and Mexico.



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