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India, Afghanistan pledged to enhance bilateral cooperation

NEW DELHI: India and Afghanistan today pledged to enhance their bilateral cooperation in various sectors, particularly in education.

Afghan Education Minister 
Ghulam Farooq Wardak met External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid here and discussed issues of mutual interest.

"Both sides pledged to enhance their bilateral cooperation across various sectors particularly, in the field of education," Ministry Spokesperson 
Syed Akbaruddin said.

India is currently one of the largest providers of education scholarships to Afghan youth under ICCR, ITEC and various other programmes.

The Afghan minister is also attending the World Education 
Congress in Mumbai on June 28-29.