Kabul: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who arrived in Afghanistan on Friday, expressed hope that the famous 'Kabuliwalla' will come to India one day and woo the people with his charm.
"I hope the day will come soon when energy from central Asia will power prosperity in the region. Kabuliwalla can come across easily to win Indian hearts, when we in India can relish the wonderful fruits of Afghanistan; when Afghans do not have to pay an enormous price to buy their favourite products from India," PM Modi said in his speech.
Modi, who arrived here on a day-long visit, inaugurated the new Afghanistan Parliament built by India, at a cost of USD 90 million. He asserted that the Parliament would stand as an enduring symbol of the ties of emotions and values, of affection and aspirations that bind India and Afghanistan together.
Kabuliwalla, a fictitious short-story written by Rabindranath Tagore, is a tale about a dry-fruit seller from Afghan and a young girl Mini of India.