|
|
|
|
|
11th Jamadi-ul-Awwal 1436 | Wednesday, Mar 04, 2015
Islamic World

Karzai leaves for official visit to US

Monday, 7 January 2013
Comments(0)
Kabul, January 07:

Afghan President Hamid Karzai Monday left for a three-day official visit to the US where he will meet his American counterpart Barack Obama and discuss key issues including a bilateral security agreement, the Presidential Palace said.

The discussions would focus on security, economic and political transition in Afghanistan, equipping and strengthening of Afghan security forces, and the peace process, Xinhua reported.

Talks between Washington and Kabul on the bilateral security agreement formally began in Kabul Nov 15, 2012.

The agreement, if signed, would guarantee the presence of US military forces for at least several years in Afghanistan, a contentious issue that has been opposed by some circles at home and neighbouring states.

Around 100,000 NATO-led troops with over 60,000 Americans are at present stationed in Afghanistan to fight the Taliban-linked militancy.

The president will Tuesday visit Asadullah Khalid, director of Afghanistan's National Directorate of Security, who is currently undergoing treatment at a hospital in the US.

Khalid was wounded in a suicide bombing carried out by a man disguised as a Taliban peace messenger Dec 6 last year.

-----IANS

Latest News

Pakistan must look its own needs, parity with India unattainable: Hussai...

Former Pakistani diplomat Hussain Haqqani has advised his country not to seek parity with India and ...

John Mooney showcases helmet that protects back of neck during WC tie ag...

In an attempt to reduce the risk of injury to players, Irish all-rounder John Mooney came out to bat ...

Astronomers observe wayward star cluster in Milky Way's 'subur...

Astronomers have recently observed star cluster in Milky Way's suburbs that seems oddly out of plac ...

Related News

Father of IS Jihadi John calls son 'a dog, an animal, a terrorist&#...

The father of Islamic State (IS) militant Mohammed Emwazi, popularly known as Jihadi John, has said ...

‘Attractive jihadis used as eye candy to lure girls’

Attractive men are used as 'eye candy' to lure young British Muslim girls into adopting extremist id ...

IS militants allow jihadists to play table football only if they behead ...

Islamic State (IS) militants are allowing jihadists to play table football only on one condition, th ...

Post new comment

To combat spam, please enter the code in the image.

Rs. 26360 (Per 10g)

Opinion Poll
Do you think the dharna against Modi Government's land ordinance would be successful?
YesNoCan't say

Matrimony | Photos | Videos | Search | Polls | Archives | Advertise | Letters

© The Siasat Daily, 2012. All rights reserved.
Jawaharlal Nehru Road, Abids, Hyderabad - 500001, Telangana, India
Tel: +91-40-24744180, Fax: +91-40-24603188
contact@siasat.com