KABUL, Afghanistan – Chairman of the High Council for National Reconciliation Abdullah Abdullah is due to travel to India on October 6, according to sources, after he has wrapped a three-day visit to Islamabad Thursday.
This would be his first visit to Delhi on his position as HCNR chairman, representing the Afghan government in talks with the Taliban, which started in September in Doha.
Abdullah is expected to meet top leadership of India to seek support for the intra-Afghan talks, which India always maintained should have been “Afghan-led” and “Afghan-owned”.
During the inaugural ceremony of intra-Afghan talks on September 12 in Doha, the Indian delegation said, “Our friendship with Afghanistan is strong and unshaken, we have always been good neighbours and will always be so,” as local media quoted. “Our expectation is that the soil of Afghanistan should never be used for any anti-India activities.”