"We wholeheartedly welcome the agreement between the two Afghan leaders - Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah," he said in a statement.

Under the agreement, Ashraf Ghani - who won June's run-off presidential vote, according to preliminary results – will become president, with Abdullah Abdullah nominating the person to fill a new post of "chief executive officer" (CEO), which will be similar to prime minister.

"Wisdom they have shown respects the strong democratic aspirations of people of Afghanistan, which was also manifested by the poll turnout. India will stand steadfastly with new Government of Afghanistan as it continues the task of building a strong, developed and peaceful nation," the Prime Minister said.

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