India to Be Key US Partner in Modernizing Afghanistan – Tillerson
REUTERS/ Joe SkipperPolitics04:40 22.08.2017(updated 05:08 22.08.2017) Get short URL112603
Rex Tillerson said that India will be a key partner for the United States that can help modernize Afghanistan both politically and economically.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — India will be a key partner for the United States that can help modernize Afghanistan both politically and economically, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said in a statement after President Donald Trump announced the US strategy in Afghanistan.
“India will be an important partner in the effort to ensure peace and stability in the region, and we welcome its role in supporting Afghanistan’s political and economic modernization,” Tillerson said on Monday.
Earlier President Donald Trump unveiled the US strategy in Afghanistan which included expanded authorities to target terrorists. However, Trump said that the United States would not reveal troop numbers or plans going forward.