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Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday expressed gratitude towards India for its commitment of more than $2 billion throughout the years.

At the November 23-24 Afghanistan Conference in Geneva, Ghani thanked several nations including Germany, the UK, the EU, France and Japan for partnering with Afghanistan and convening at least 12 conferences along with its NATO partners for consistent support and standing “shoulder to shoulder” with Afghanistan.

Earlier at the opening of the Conference on Monday, the Afghan President had thanked India and Iran for the Chabahar corridor and air corridor.

“I’d like to thank India and Iran for the Chabahar corridor in the related sea corridor as well as the air corridor. I’d like to Thank Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and Russia for their support and China for the support to what we call both the wheat corridor and the key supply corridors and flows will soon be in two ways,” Ashraf Ghani said.

He also thanked Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Turkey and Georgia for the Lapis Lazuli corridor, while expressing gratitude towards Germany, Japan, South Korea, Norway, Saudi Arabia, the UK, the US and the UAE and Qatar for their support.