This was Modi’s first bilateral meeting with international leaders after assuming charge. Modi was assisted in the talks by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh among others.

The meeting with Karzai followed Modi's talks with Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom at the ceremonial Hyderabad House in New Delhi.

Both Karzai and Gayoom arrived on Monday along with other SAARC leaders attend Modi's swearing-in ceremony at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Modi assumed office a day after being sworn-in by President Pranab Mukherjee. Modi was received at South Block office of the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) by newly appointed Principal Secretary Nripendra Mishra and some other senior officials.


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