President Karzai to visit Islamabad on Monday

ISLAMABAD: Afghan President Hamid Karzai at the invitation of Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif will be visiting Islamabad on Monday August 26. Giving details of the visit Foreign office spokesman said the Afghan President will be accompanied by a highlevel delegation including Cabinet Ministers and Senior Officials.

This will be the first highest-level exchange between Pakistan and Afghanistan since the democratic transition and swearing in of the new government. After taking office, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has spoken to President Hamid Karzai on three separate occasions. The Afghan President’s visit comes at a time when Afghanistan is undergoing important political and security transition and the drawdown of NATO/ISAF forces is due to be completed by December 2014.

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