President Ghani leaves on 4-day official visit to China
By Khaama Press - Mon Oct 27 2014, 10:49 pm
The presidential palace media office said President Ghani will meet with the Chinese officials, including President Xi Jinping, Chinese Prime and the parliament house speaker of China.
A statement released by president palace said the Afghan and Chinese leaders will also sign a number of agreements on bilateral cooperation between the two nations.
The statement further added President Ghani will also meet with the Chinese and Afghan entrepreneurs and will visit the major installations and institutions of China during his 4 day visit.
President Ghani is accompanied by national security adviser Mohammad Hanif Atmar, second deputy to chief executive officer Haji Mohammad Mohaqiq, acting foreign minister Zarar Ahmad Osmani, acting finance minister and economic adviser Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal, acting defense minister Bismillah Mohammadi, acting trade and commerce minister Mohammad shakir Kargar, head of the presidential office and head of the office administrative affairs Abdul Salam Rahimi, presidential spokesman Nazifullah Salarzai and a number of other government officials.
The Fourth Ministerial Conference of the Istanbul Process on Afghanistan will be held in Beijing on 31st October. The international meeting hosted by China is of great significance as it is the first time for China to host a major international meeting on Afghanistan and also the first such meeting since the formation of Afghan new government