Washington, Jun 27 (PTI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump today agreed to continue strengthening coordination for ensuring peace and stability in Afghanistan as they expressed concern over rising instability in the war-torn country caused by terrorism. Also Read - 17 People Dead, 50 Injured As Twin Blasts Rock Afghanistan’s Bamiyan City

Trump thanked the Indian people for their “contributions to the effort in Afghanistan, and for joining us in applying new sanctions against the North Korean regime.” Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump discussed in depth several regional issues, including Afghanistan during their meeting. Also Read - India To Build Shahtoot Dam, Announces 100 High-impact Projects Worth Rs 592 Crore in Afghanistan

Modi said the rising instability in Afghanistan due to terrorism is a cause of mutual concern for both India and the US. Also Read - As Trump Begins to Concede, President-elect Joe Biden Carefully Picks Key Posts For His Cabinet

“India and the US have played a crucial role in the redevelopment of Afghanistan and its security. We will have close coordination, consultation and communication to achieve peace and stability in Afghanistan,” Modi said.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.