India-Afghanistan Council To Invite China, Pakistan, Iran

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02-05-2012_Krishna Rassoul-afghanistanAfghanistan’s Foreign Minister Zalmai Rassoul visited New Delhi on Tuesday to take part in discussions related to the India-Afghan Council, which was set up under the strategic pact sign between the two countries last year in October. The pact covers areas of common concern such as trade, economic development, security, education and politics.

As a result of the meeting, India has decided to invite China, Pakistan and Iran to an investment meeting on Afghanistan. According to media sources, India will be hosting the meeting and 13 countries are to be invited, including Russia, China, Pakistan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates.