Tue, Jun

Karzai embarks on 3-day Sri Lanka visit


karzai-leavingAt the head of a high level-delegation, President Hamid Karzai embarked on a three-day Sri Lanka visit on Wednesday, his office said in a statement.

President Karzai left Kabul for Colombo following an invitation by his Sri Lankan counterpart Mahinda Rajapaksa, the presidential palace said in a statement.
Karzai would discuss a range of issues of bilateral interests with Rajapaksa, according to the statement, which said the two leaders would also ink agreements concerning human resources, sports, education and health sectors as well as three Memorandum of Understandings (MOUs).
The president was accompanied by Foreign Minister Zarar Ahmad Osmani, National Security Adviser (NSA) Dr. Rangin Dadfar Spanta, president’s adviser on international affairs, Yahya Maroofi, Higher Education Minister Obaidullah Obaid, Labor and Social Affairs Minister Amana Afzali and Public Health Minister Suraya Dalil.
Farid Hotak, the spokesman of Afghanistan’s Cricket Board (ACB), told Pajhwok Afghan News the ACB chief executive, Dr. Noor Mohammad Noor was included in the visiting Afghan delegation.
He said Murad, who earlier went to Bangladish to encourage the national cricket squad in Asia cup competitions, had also left Dhaka for Colombo.
The ACB officials are scheduled to held talks with Sri Lankan authorities to extend cooperation to Afghanistan in cricket field, he added.