President Ashraf Ghani’s Congratulatory Message on the Occasion of India’s 73rd Independence Day

On behalf of the Government and people of Afghanistan, I am delighted to extend my heartfelt and warmest greetings to President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the great Indian nation on the occasion of the 73rd Independence Day of India.

As a close friend of India, Afghanistan is very keen to further strengthening its relationship and partnership with India, which rests on mutual trust between our countries and the historical bonds and enduring goodwill between our people.

India has been a great and close friend of Afghanistan in moments of difficulty and tragedy and massively contributed to help maintain stability and security in the region and the world.

India’s impressive social and economic advancement, scientific and technological progress and cultural development have been exemplary and can serve as a model for other countries in the region and the world. Our relationship has a great potential in many spheres including trade, science, technology and culture.

May our friendship last forever.