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President Karzai Will Make an Official Visit to Pakistan


Arg, Kabul - H.E. Hamid Karzai, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, will make a two-day working visit to Pakistan on Wednesday, 17 February 2006.

During the visit, the President will hold meetings with H.E. Pervez Musharaf, President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan and H.E. Shaukat Aziz, Prime Minister of Pakistan and other senior Pakistani officials.

In his meetings, the President will specifically discuss the fight against terrorism and ways to dismantle terrorist networks in the region. The President will emphasize the continued and need for co-operation in the region and beyond in fighting terrorism.

The President will address Pakistan’s National Defence College on the regional dimensions of stability in Afghanistan.

The President will also meet with Pakistani entrepreneurs and investors to encourage their investment in Afghanistan.

The President will visit Khan Abdul Wali Khan’s tomb in Peshawar and meet with his wife, Mrs. Begum Wali Khan, and his son, Mr. Asfendeyar Wali Khan to express his sympathies and condolences.

The President will be accompanied on this trip by a high ranking state delegation compiling cabinet members, provincial governors and other senior officials. A small parliamentary group representing both houses of palriament will also be part of the delegation.

For further information, please contact:

• Khaleeq Ahmad, Deputy Spokesman on International Affairs
Tel.: 00 93 70 286 853

Released by the Office of the Spokesman to the President
Islamic Republic of Afghanistan


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