Terror can’t shape Afghan fu­ture: PM

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NEW DELHI: Hours be­fore his sur­prise stopover at La­hore, Prime Min­is­ter Naren­dra Modi flew to Kabul to in­au­gu­rate Afghanistan’s new par­lia­ment build­ing built by In­dia at a cost of $90 mil­lion.

Ad­dress­ing the Afghan par­lia­ment, Modi said, “Afghanistan will suc­ceed only when ter­ror­ism no longer flows across the border; when nurs­eries and sanc­tu­ar­ies of ter­ror­ism are shut; and, their pa­trons are no longer in busi­ness.”

“There are some who did not want us to be here. There were those who saw sin­is­ter de­signs in our pres­ence here. There are oth­ers who were un­easy at the strength of our part­ner­ship. Some even tried to dis­cour­age us,” said Modi whose short Kabul visit was not an­nounced for se­cu­rity rea­sons.


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